I have a SpatialPointsDataFrame with 1057 elements and 4760 columns and want to export it to a shapefile. When I try to do this with writeOGR() I get an error:
> writeOGR(pts,dsn="/home/joana/Desktop/",layer="PT", driver="ESRI Shapefile") Error in writeOGR(pts, dsn = "/home/joana/Desktop/", layer = "PT", driver = "ESRI Shapefile") : Creating Name field failed
When I reduce the column number, everything works fine.But I really need all of the columns, is there any way to work around it?
I'm using Ubuntu 12.04/R/QGIS