How to Remove Data Frame Row Names in R / RStudio Console (Example Code)

This article illustrates how to avoid row names when printing data frames to the RStudio console in the R programming language.

Example Data

data(iris)               # Loading iris data set
head(iris)               # Printing head of iris data set
#   Sepal.Length Sepal.Width Petal.Length Petal.Width Species
# 1          5.1         3.5          1.4         0.2  setosa
# 2          4.9         3.0          1.4         0.2  setosa
# 3          4.7         3.2          1.3         0.2  setosa
# 4          4.6         3.1          1.5         0.2  setosa
# 5          5.0         3.6          1.4         0.2  setosa
# 6          5.4         3.9          1.7         0.4  setosa

Example: Removing Row Names from Printed Data Frame in RStudio Console

print(head(iris),        # Using print function & row.names argument
      row.names = FALSE)
# Sepal.Length Sepal.Width Petal.Length Petal.Width Species
#          5.1         3.5          1.4         0.2  setosa
#          4.9         3.0          1.4         0.2  setosa
#          4.7         3.2          1.3         0.2  setosa
#          4.6         3.1          1.5         0.2  setosa
#          5.0         3.6          1.4         0.2  setosa
#          5.4         3.9          1.7         0.4  setosa

Further Resources

Please find some related R programming tutorials on topics such as groups, variables, vectors, and extracting data below.

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