[Rd] Subsetting the "ROW"s of an object

Berry, Charles ccberry @ending from uc@d@edu
Fri Jun 8 23:09:55 CEST 2018

> On Jun 8, 2018, at 1:49 PM, Hadley Wickham <h.wickham using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmmm, yes, there must be some special case in the C code to avoid
> recycling a length-1 logical vector:

Here is a version that (I think) handles Herve's issue of arrays having one or more 0 dimensions.

subset_ROW <-
    dims <- dim(x)
    index_list <- which(dims[-1] != 0L) + 3
    mc <- quote(x[i])
    nd <- max(1L, length(dims))
    mc[ index_list ] <- list(TRUE)
    mc[[ nd + 3L ]] <- FALSE
    names( mc )[ nd+3L ] <- "drop"

Curiously enough the timing is *much* better for this implementation than for the first version I sent.

Constructing a version of `mc' that looks like `x[i,,,,drop=FALSE]' can be done with `alist(a=)' in place of `list(TRUE)' in the earlier version but seems to slow things down noticeably. It requires almost twice (!!) as much time as the version above.



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