[R] Sending a matrix in an email

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Mon Nov 18 16:04:21 CET 2013

You have not provided the minimal reproducible code that the footer of this email asks for, so we are playing 20 questions.

Perhaps you should convert the matrix to a data frame? Or is this an example of FAQ 7.16?
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Ira Fuchs <irafuchs at gmail.com> wrote:
>Thanks for the suggestion. I just tried dput and it did not produce
>what sendmailR requires for the body parameter. Here is a simplified
>version of what I need to do:
>> x=matrix(c(1,2,3),1,3)
>> x
>     [,1] [,2] [,3]
>[1,]    1    2    3
>> colnames(x)=c("a","b","c")
>> x
>     a b c
>[1,] 1 2 3
>> dput(x)
>structure(c(1, 2, 3), .Dim = c(1L, 3L), .Dimnames = list(NULL, 
>    c("a", "b", "c")))
>I want to send x in sendmailR(to,from,x) and have it look more or less
>like the output above. Simple, right?
>On Nov 18, 2013, at 9:13 AM, Sarah Goslee wrote:
>> What about dput()?
>> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Ira Fuchs <irafuchs at gmail.com>
>>> I have a matrix which has colnames and I would like to send this
>matrix using sendmailR. How can I convert this simple matrix to a
>format which can be used as the body variable in sendmailR? I see how I
>can create a file attachment using mime_part but I would like to send
>the matrix in the body of the email.
>>> The matrix looks like:
>>>      ABD  DEF  GHI  JKL MNO   TOT
>>> [1,] 0.44 0.81 1.67 0.37 0.31 -1.18
>>> All the conversions I have tried end up sending the matrix without
>the colnames.
>>> Thanks.
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