Deleting First Row of Data Frame in R Programming

In this R programming tutorial you’ll learn how to delete the first row of a data set.

Creation of Example Data

my_df <- data.frame(x1 = 1:5,    # Our example data
                   x2 = LETTERS[1:5])
my_df                            # Return the example data to console
#   x1 x2
# 1  1  A
# 2  2  B
# 3  3  C
# 4  4  D
# 5  5  E

Example: Removing First Row of Example Data Frame

my_df[- 1, ]                     # Deleting first row of data
#   x1 x2
# 2  2  B
# 3  3  C
# 4  4  D
# 5  5  E

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