[R] find position

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 12:49:27 CEST 2007


match(0.4, a)

Also see ?match and the nomatch= argument, in particular. If your
numbers are only equal to within an absolute tolerance, tol, as
discussed in the R FAQ
you may need:

   tol <- 1e-6
   match(TRUE, abs(a-0.4) < tol)


   which(abs(a-0.4) < tol)[1]  # tol from above

and analogously if a relative tolerance is required.

On 6/10/07, gallon li <gallon.li at gmail.com> wrote:
> find the position of the first value who equals certain number in a vector:
> Say a=c(0,0,0,0,0.2, 0.2, 0.4,0.4,0.5)
> i wish to return the index value in a for which the value in the vector is
> equal to 0.4 for the first time. in this case, it is 7.
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