# [R] Bulk Match/Replace

Nathan S. Watson-Haigh nathan.watson-haigh at csiro.au
Wed Jan 27 02:11:41 CET 2010

```I knew it should be simple ..... but only if you know how!!

Thanks, works a treat!!
Nathan

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Dr. Nathan S. Watson-Haigh
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On 27/01/2010 11:03 AM, Phil Spector wrote:
> Nathan -
>      One way would be
>
>           df\$id[match(v,df\$Name)]
>
>
>   					- Phil Spector
>   					 Statistical Computing Facility
>   					 Department of Statistics
>   					 UC Berkeley
>   					 spector at stat.berkeley.edu
>
> On Wed, 27 Jan 2010, Nathan S. Watson-Haigh wrote:
>
>
>> This must be easy to do.....
>>
>> I have a vector and a lookup data.frame:
>>
>>
>>> v
>>>
>>   [1] "5"   "234"   "234"   "42-43"   "234"   "42-43"   "234"   "234"
>> "42-43"   "234"   "5"   "234"   "234"   "5"   "234"   "234"   "5"   "234"
>> "234"
>>
>>> df
>>>
>>   id  Name
>> 1         5 12-13
>> 2         2   234
>> 3         4 42-43
>> 4         1     5
>>
>> How can I simply substitute the values in vector v with the corresponding id
>> value from lookup table df? I'd expect the following output:
>>
>>> v
>>>
>>   [1] "1"   "2"   "2"   "4"   "2"   "4"   "2"   "2"   "4"   "2"   "1"   "2"
>> "2"   "1"   "2"   "2"   "1"   "2"   "2"
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Nathan
>>
>> --
>> --------------------------------------------------------
>> Dr. Nathan S. Watson-Haigh
>> OCE Post Doctoral Fellow
>> CSIRO Livestock Industries
>> University Drive
>> Townsville, QLD 4810
>> Australia
>>
>> Tel: +61 (0)7 4753 8548
>> Fax: +61 (0)7 4753 8600
>> Web: http://www.csiro.au/people/Nathan.Watson-Haigh.html
>>
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