[R] Summary: Removing "row.names"

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 7 23:01:01 CET 2001

On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Marc Feldesman wrote:


> I don't know if this is a bug in R (i.e. is R supposed to default to using
> column 1 as row.names if there are fewer column names than columns *and*
> column 1 is unique), or if it is working as designed.

It is intentional (and used quite a lot). I think this is clear from the
description in the R Data Import/Export manual, but please let me
know (off line) if you can suggest any improvements.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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