Question: how to create a minimun spanning tree with R
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Lila M 790 wrote:

'm trying to create a minimun spanning tree with R. My problem is that I have my distances stored in a txt as follow:

``````PID1  PID2 distance
1      4     0.002
2      5     0.004
3      6     0.003``````

Does exist anyway in which I can use my txt as matrix? I tried to transform it but I couldnt. Thank you everyone in advance

My code:

dat=read.table("distances.txt", dec='.', header=T)

Matrix<- as.matrix(dat)

mstree <-mst(Matrix)

Error en `[<-`(`*tmp*`, j, index.i, value = 139127) :

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modified 2.6 years ago by Biostar ♦♦ 20 • written 3.8 years ago by Lila M 790

This is not a bioinformatics question but an R programming one. You may have better luck getting an answer on StackOverflow.
First issue is that your data file is not in matrix form. as.matrix() is not going to do any rearranging, it just converts internal data types. Second, mstree() (from the spdep package) doesn't take a matrix as argument. Read the docs.
Finally, for graph-related work in R, I suggest using the igraph package.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.8 years ago by Jean-Karim Heriche20k

I guess Lila M is using mst() from {ape} package, and it may take a matrix as argument.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.8 years ago by h.mon27k
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h.mon27k wrote:

In R, "`?mst`" will display the help of the function. If you read the help of mst(), and then follow to the help of dist(), you will find out the particular matrix format the mst() function expects:

```         P1            P2    ...        Pn

P1       0            0.002           d(1,n)

P2     0.002            0             d(2,n)

...

Pn     d(1,n)         d(2,n)             0```

You are mixing the R data of type matrix with the particular matrix mst() expects. You will have a bit more of work to convert your data to a matrix of distances.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.8 years ago by h.mon27k
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rmf700 wrote:
```#load package
library(reshape2) #dcast() #reformatting table
library(fossil) #dino.mst() #mst function

#create a data frame with coordinates x and y and distance
dat <- data.frame(x=c(1,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,4),
y=c(1,2,3,4,2,3,4,3,4,4),
distance=c(0,0.2,0.5,0.1,0,0.5,0.8,0,0.1,0))
#convert to wide format
x <- dcast(dat,y~x,value.var="distance")
#remove first column
x <- x[,-1]
#convert to a dist object
x <- as.dist(x)
#this dist object can be used in any function that accepts a dist object.

#calculate mst
mstobj <- dino.mst(x)```
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