[R] Find value in vector (or matrix)

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Nov 20 14:47:49 CET 2003

"Pascal A. Niklaus" <Pascal.Niklaus at unibas.ch> writes:

> Hi all,
> Is there a function to check if a particular value is contained in a
> vector? I've looked at grep in the hope that I could use a Perl-like
> syntax, but obviously it's different...
> I'd like to do something like:
>     y <- c("a","b","c")
>     if("a" in y)
>     {
>           # "a" is not in y
>     }

"a" %in% y

> Also, is there a way to generate character sequences similar to
> numeric sequences, e.g. something like "A":"J" ? I remember having
> seen a command doing this somewhere, but can't find it anymore


is probably the closest. You do need to look up that "J" is the 10th
letter or resort to things like




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