[R] Logical "and"

Mäkinen Jussi Jussi.Makinen at valtiokonttori.fi
Thu Nov 11 14:42:31 CET 2004

a[!is.element(a, b)]


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From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Alexander Sokol
Sent: 11. marraskuuta 2004 15:34
To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] Logical "and"


I have the following very simple problem:

Say I have two vectors,


I would like to create a vector containing the elements in a which are not in 

Obviously, this is possible by writing

a[a!=b[1] & a!=b[2] & a!=b[3]]

But I would like a solution which is applicable to the situation where the 
number of elements in b is unknown.

I have looked in the R manuals, the FAQ and the mailing lists, but have been 
unable to find a solution.

Thank you for your replies,

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