Don’t Display Data Frame Row Names in R (Example)
In this tutorial, I’ll show how to remove row names from the RStudio console output of a data frame in R programming.
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Let’s start right away…
Creation of Example Data
The following data will be used as basement for this R programming tutorial:
data <- data.frame(x1 = 5:1, # Create example data x2 = 77, x3 = letters[3:7]) data # Print example data with row names # x1 x2 x3 # 1 5 77 c # 2 4 77 d # 3 3 77 e # 4 2 77 f # 5 1 77 g
The previous output of the RStudio console shows the structure of our example data – It has five rows and three columns.
By default, our data frame is shown with row names when we print it to the RStudio console. Those row names are ranging from 1 to the number of rows of our example data.
Example: Don’t Display Row Names when Printing Data Frame Using print() Function
In this example, I’ll explain how to avoid printing row names of a data frame to the RStudio console.
For this, we can apply the print function and the row.names argument within the print function:
print(data, row.names = FALSE) # Applying print() function # x1 x2 x3 # 5 77 c # 4 77 d # 3 77 e # 2 77 f # 1 77 g
Have a look at the previous output of the RStudio console: It shows our data frame without row names.
Video, Further Resources & Summary
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Furthermore, you may want to have a look at some of the related tutorials of my homepage. Some related articles on topics such as merging and data conversion are shown below.
- Convert Values in Column into Row Names of Data Frame
- Convert Row Names into Column of Data Frame in R
- Merge Data Frames by Row Names
- All R Programming Examples
Summary: You learned in this post how to avoid row names when printing data frames to the RStudio console in the R programming language. Let me know in the comments section, in case you have further questions and/or comments.
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