l2df {berryFunctions}R Documentation

List to data.frame

Description

Convert list with vectors of unequal length to dataframe, pad with NAs

Usage

l2df(list, byrow = TRUE)

Arguments

list

List with vectors of irregular length.

byrow

Transposed output? DEFAULT: TRUE

Value

data.frame

Author(s)

Berry Boessenkool, berry-b@gmx.de, Jan 2014

References

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5531471/combining-unequal-columns-in-r
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15753091/convert-mixed-length-named-list-to-data-frame
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5942760/most-efficient-list-to-data-frame-method
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8799990/converting-given-list-into-dataframe
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4227223/r-list-to-data-frame

See Also

l2array, sapply, sortDF. If you have a LARGE list each with the same number of values, use the (much!) faster: plyr::quickdf.

Examples


eglist <- list(AA=c(6,9,2,6), BB=1:8, CC=c(-3,2) )
eglist
l2df(eglist)  # names are even kept
l2df(eglist, byrow=FALSE)
class(  l2df(eglist, byrow=FALSE)  ) # data.frame (since 2016-05-24)

eglist <- list(AA=c(6,9,2,6), BB="no", CC=c(-3,2) )
eglist
str(l2df(eglist))  # now everything is a character

eg2 <- list(AA=c(6,9,2,6), BB=matrix(1:8, ncol=2), CC=c(-3,2) )
eg2
l2df(eg2, FALSE)
# so a matrix is internally converted to a vector and then used regularly


# Naming ----

eg3 <- list(EE=c(AA=3.4),        FF=c(AA=3.5),        GG=c(AA=3.6))
eg4 <- list(EE=c(AA=3.4,BB=2.4), FF=c(AA=3.5,BB=2.5), GG=c(AA=3.6,BB=2.6))
l2df(eg3)
l2df(eg4)
l2df(eg3, byrow=FALSE)
l2df(eg4, byrow=FALSE)

eg3 <- list(c(AA=3.4),        c(AA=3.5),        c(AA=3.6))
eg4 <- list(c(AA=3.4,BB=2.4), c(AA=3.5,BB=2.5), c(AA=3.6,BB=2.6))
l2df(eg3)
l2df(eg4)
l2df(eg3, byrow=FALSE)
l2df(eg4, byrow=FALSE)

eg3 <- list(EE=c(3.4),     FF=c(3.5),     GG=c(3.6))
eg4 <- list(EE=c(3.4,2.4), FF=c(3.5,2.5), GG=c(3.6,2.6))
l2df(eg3)
l2df(eg4)
l2df(eg3, byrow=FALSE)
l2df(eg4, byrow=FALSE)

eg3 <- list(EE=c(3.4),     c(3.5),     c(3.6))
eg4 <- list(EE=c(3.4,2.4), c(3.5,2.5), c(3.6,2.6))
l2df(eg3)
l2df(eg4)
l2df(eg3, byrow=FALSE)
l2df(eg4, byrow=FALSE)


# Lists with dfs ----

eg5 <- list(AA=c(6,9,2,6), BB=data.frame(CC=1:8, DD=4:-3), EE=c(-3,2) )
eg5
is.error( l2df(eg5), tell=TRUE )# it is not possible to do this with a data.frame

# If you have a list with only data.frames, you could use the following:
eg6 <- list(AA=data.frame(BB=1:8, CC=4:-3), DD=data.frame(EE=23:24, FF=c(-3,2)))
eg6
do.call(cbind, eg6) # but this recycles the values of shorter tables!
colnames(eg6$DD) <- colnames(eg6$AA)
do.call(rbind, eg6)
# check some of the links above for more solutions...


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