[R] Skip last NA's?

Patrick Burns pburns at pburns.seanet.com
Thu Mar 2 10:53:54 CET 2006

A fairly standard trick for such situations is to use


In your case you want to see if the last value is TRUE.

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Robert Lundqvist wrote:

>I wonder if anyone could help me find an expression for skipping the last
>missing values in a vector? The kind of material I have is something like
>I would like to skip the last NA's, but not the ones in between other
>vallues. Any hints? (Why not do this by simply take x[1:6]? I have several
>vectors a couple of thousand observations long with varying numbers of
>NA's in the end. I'd prefer not to search through all of these one at a
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