# [R] intersection of two matrices(updated)

jim holtman jholtman at Gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 14:29:06 CET 2008

```Is this what you want:

> a
[,1]  [,2]
[1,] "abc" "a1"
[2,] "abc" "d2"
[3,] "bcd" "d1"
[4,] "bcd" "d2"
[5,] "bce" "a1"
[6,] "bce" "a2"
> b
[,1] [,2]
[1,] "a1" "a2"
[2,] "a1" "d2"
> x <- lapply(split(seq(nrow(a)), a[,1]), function(.indx){
+     do.call(rbind, lapply(seq(nrow(b)), function(.row){
+         if (any(b[.row, 1] == a[.indx, 2]) && any(b[.row, 2] == a[.indx, 2])){
+             c(a[.indx,1], b[.row,])
+         } else NULL
+     }))
+ })
> do.call(rbind, x)
[,1]  [,2] [,3]
[1,] "abc" "a1" "d2"
[2,] "bce" "a1" "a2"
>

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 7:18 AM, T Joshi <tejalonline at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have two matrices as follow:
> matrix A =
>
> a=matrix(c(c("abc","abc","bcd","bcd","bce","bce"),c("a1","d2","d1","d2","a1","a2")),6,2)
>
> and matrix B which contains pair of values :
>  b=matrix(c(c("a1","a1"),c("a2","d2")),2,2)
>
>
>  In short, I wish to find out pairs of values in matrix a[,2] having
> same value in a[,1], which occur as a row in matrix b, so that the
> output becomes :
> abc
> bce, or
>
> even better
> abc a1 d2
> bce a1 a2
>
>  How can I do that?
> cheers,
> Joshi
>
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