[R] IMPORTANT - To remove the null elements from a vector

Matthew Dowle mdowle at mdowle.plus.com
Tue Mar 9 15:57:28 CET 2010

Welcome to R Barbara.  Its quite an incredible community from all walks of 

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<Barbara.Rogo at uniroma1.it> wrote in message 
news:OF1A8063A1.FC14F5FF-ONC12576E1.00466053-C12576E1.0046606A at Uniroma1.it...
> I have a vector that have null elements. How to remove these elements?
> For example:
> x=[10 0 30 40 0 0] I want the vector y=[10 30 40]
> Thanks
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