Copy Data Frame to Clipboard in R (Example)
On this page, I’ll demonstrate how to copy a data frame to the clipboard in the R programming language.
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So now the part you have been waiting for – the example:
Creation of Example Data
To begin with, we’ll need to construct some data that we can use in the following example syntax.
data <- data.frame(x1 = 16:11, # Create example data x2 = "yyy", x3 = LETTERS[10:15]) data # Print example data
Table 1 shows that our example data contains six data points and three variables. The variable x1 is an integer and the variables x2 and x3 are characters.
Example: Copy Data Frame to Clipboard Using write_clip() Function
This example illustrates how to copy a data frame to the clipboard in the R programming language.
For this task, we can apply the write_clip function as shown below:
clipr::write_clip(data) # Apply write_clip
After executing the previous R code, our data set is saved in the clipboard.
If we now press Ctrl + v, the following output is returned:
# x1 x2 x3 # 16 yyy J # 15 yyy K # 14 yyy L # 13 yyy M # 12 yyy N # 11 yyy O
We may use this code to copy and paste our data to external files such as TXT, Excel, and CSV files.
Video & Further Resources
I have recently published a video on my YouTube channel, which shows the R programming codes of this article. You can find the video instruction below.
In addition, you might read some other R tutorials on this website:
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