I’ve come across a problem needing to transpose to wide table into a long format. I’m not talking about the longitudinal data quite yet, the one where you have one individual getting multiple measurements over time.
The question then is get a lot simpler than having to manipulate longitudinal data, which you can do with
in R. See:
has come into my rescue. With fread function reading in large data frame (or data table) has become much faster. Therefore, base on the simple fread and write.table. here comes the transpose function. You can get the script from my short script
transposeR.r github Genetics Library (which has just recently been updated).
Rscript transposeR.r data_1.txt data_2.txt
You can also use wildcard.
Rscript transposeR.r data_?.txt
I mostly tested it on mac, if your windows machine doesn’t play with
ls command then, the script might not work with multiple file wildcard.