[R] column names in write.table

Foehl, Matthias Matthias.Foehl at drkw.com
Wed Aug 21 16:48:07 CEST 2002

Dear all,

I want to place titles above columns of data while calling write.table to
create a csv.-file, like

write.table( fc, file="fs.csv", append=F, sep=",",

When setting "row.names=T", no column title for the index column is
generated. The R Help says

"Normally there is no column name for a column of row names. If col.names=NA
a blank column name is added. This can be used to write CSV files for input
to spreadsheets. "

But in this case, I want to have the titles as shown above.

For now, I did a

write.table( fs ,file="fs.csv", append=F, sep=",", row.names=T,

to artifially generate the title. Wouldn't it be more elegant to provide
this feature by default when row.names=T is set?

Cheers, Matthias

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