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.

The table of content is structured as follows:

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

Do you need further info on the R programming codes of this tutorial? Then you may want to have a look at the following video of my YouTube channel. I’m explaining the R syntax of this article in the video instruction:

 

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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.

 

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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