R-beta: data.entry()

Bill Simpson wsimpson at uwinnipeg.ca
Tue Sep 15 20:57:44 CEST 1998

I have looked at the help page and at "Notes on R" and not found much info
on data.entry.  I wanted to use it to put my class marks into a data frame
(I don't normally use data frames but I guess this is the way to do it).

brings up the spreadsheet.  OK enter data, change col names, change col
data types etc. Now how do I save these data to disk as a dataframe?
Clicking Quit seems to just create these cols as independent vectors. Then
I have to manually string them all together into a dataframe using
data.frame()? Is there a better way?

One other question. At the end of term I want to print up the spreadsheet
(name, student#, test1, test2, etc). The marks will all be in a data
frame. Is it possible to get a print out like:

Name	Number	test1	test2	test3	...
bob	ads12	10	20	30
joe	gfd73	20	30	50 

(I know this is not using data.entry, but the idea of using data.entry is
to simulate a spreadsheet, and one thing you do with spreadsheets is make
print-outs like this)

Thanks for any help!  BTW I think it would be helpful to have a little
write-up in Notes on R, I would do it if you want. Many newbies would like
to use data.entry if they knew how, I think.

Bill Simpson

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