[R] Efficiency of subsetting with x[someCode] or test<-someCode and x[test]

Gregor Gorjanc gregor.gorjanc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 23:42:28 CEST 2006


Does anyone have any knowledge on efficiency of subsetting via



ind <- someCode

In first approach I find it sometime cumbersome if someFunc() is
something complex i.e. long code, but it is short otherwise. I wonder if
assigning result to some indicator object is less efficient since
"copies" result is first stored and then reused. Is there any general
way with this that one should go for?


Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor Gorjanc

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