[R] Vector indices and minus sign
Patrick Burns
pburns at pburns.seanet.com
Fri Nov 14 14:27:49 CET 2003
S Poetry, page 72.
If there is nothing there, then R can't know that
you want the nothing to be negative.
Patrick Burns
Burns Statistics
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(home of S Poetry and "A Guide for the Unwilling S User")
David Orme wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I got caught out by this behaviour in 1.8.0 and I wondered why this
> happens:
>
> I have a list of vectors and was using lapply and grep to remove
> matched elements that occur in only a subset of the elements of the list:
> locs <- lapply(locs, function(x){x[- grep("^x", x)]})
>
> The problem is that where the grep finds no matches and hence returns
> a vector of length 0, all the elements of x were removed, rather than
> none. As a toy example:
>
> vect <- 1:10
> vect[-5]
> index <- 5
> vect[-index]
> index <- numeric()
> vect[-index] # I was expecting this to give all the elements of vect
> rather than an empty vector
> vect[index] # does the same thing
>
>
> Thanks,
> David
>
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