John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Mon Mar 31 17:19:35 CEST 2003

At 04:41 PM 3/31/2003 +0200, volkswirt at gmx.net wrote:
>How can I remove all rows/collumns from a matrix that fulfill a certain
>condition? For instance: remove all negative elements from a [n,1]-matrix.
>I intended to write a function for this aim, but it does not work. Despite
>that it may help to get my point, when I ad it:
>for(index in 1:dim(eine)[1])

I'm not entirely sure that I understand what you want, but perhaps the 
following will help: Given a matrix A,  the command A[,apply(A, 2, 
function(x) all(x>=0))] will remove columns with negative elements, and 
A[apply(A, 1, function(x) all(x>=0)),] will remove rows with negative elements.

Does that help?

John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
email: jfox at mcmaster.ca
phone: 905-525-9140x23604
web: www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox

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