[R] duplicate 'row.names' are not allowed

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Feb 20 21:03:56 CET 2013

On Feb 20, 2013, at 10:14 AM, Joanna Papakonstantinou wrote:

> I am getting an error when trying to import tab delimited .txt file saved
> from Excel.
> I have read what is posted on the forums but still am confused.
> I saved my Excel file (DataTestforR.xlsx) as a tab delimited txt file
> (DataTestR.txt) on my Desktop.
> In the RGUI, I tried to import the txt file and got an error
>> myfile<-"C:\\Users\\jpapa\\Desktop\\DataTestR.txt"
>> mydf<-read.delim(myfile, header=TRUE,sep=" ", dec=".")
> Error in read.table(file = file, header = header, sep = sep, quote =
> quote,  :
>  duplicate 'row.names' are not allowed
> The first row of my file has column names and the first column of my file
> has unique identifing names (not duplicated):
> Cu Sa Na Ci Se NM NPI IPI Seg
> 0090.00 15.48 1 SOM S L TX 0 0.2 0.2 7-Very

I count 11 data columns and nine column names.

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