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Error message from using data.table on a very wide dataset
rm(dtt) ## Make sure `dtt` isn't there to begin with
set.seed(1)
LLLL <- apply(expand.grid(LETTERS, LETTERS[10:15], LETTERS[1:20], LETTERS[1:5], stringsAsFactors=FALSE), 1, paste0, collapse="")
size <- 1000
dateSamples <- 1500
startDate <- as.Date("1980-01-01")
Name <- apply(matrix(LLLL[1:(2*size)], ncol=2), 1, paste0, collapse="")
Code <- sample(1e3:max(1e4-1, size+1e3), length(Name))
CURRENCY <- sample(c("USD", "EUR", "YEN"), length(Name), TRUE)
Dates <- seq(startDate, length.out=dateSamples, by="mon")
Values <- sample(c(1:1e2, 1:5e2), size=size*dateSamples, TRUE) / 1e2
# Calling the sample dataframe `data` to keep consistency, but I dont like this practice
data <- data.frame(Name, Code, CURRENCY,
matrix(Values, ncol = length(Dates),
dimnames = list(c(), as.character(Dates))))
library(data.table)
dtt <- data.table(data)
# non value columns, ie, the columns to keep post reshape
nvc <- c("Name","Code", "CURRENCY")
# name of columns being transformed
dateCols <- setdiff(names(data), nvc)
# use rbind list to combine subsets
#+------------------------------------+#
# WARNING MESSAGE #
#+------------------------------------+#
dtt2 <- rbindlist(lapply(dateCols, function(d) {
dtt[, Date := d]
cols <- c(nvc, "Date", d)
setnames(dtt[, cols, with=FALSE], cols, c(nvc, "Date", "value"))
}))
#+------------------------------------------------+#
# NO WARNING MESSAGE #
# Probably because `dtt` has already been modified #
#+------------------------------------------------+#
dtt3 <- rbindlist(lapply(dateCols, function(d) {
dtt[, Date := d]
cols <- c(nvc, "Date", d)
setnames(dtt[, cols, with=FALSE], cols, c(nvc, "Date", "value"))
}))
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