[R] Help with Loops

Amit Patel amitrhelp at yahoo.co.uk
Thu May 13 16:49:43 CEST 2010


I have tried many attempts but cant get the loop right, as I am not a strong programmer. What I am basically trying to do is compare 2 spreadsheets. The problem is that one of them only contain a portion of the overall data (TESTSAMP), where the other has a full datasetFULLSAMP. From the complete set I would like to remove the rows of data which are not in the TESTSAMP. Column 1 contains the sample numbers which can be used to identify samples. Does anyone have any suggestions? 

I have tried various things like double loops and so on, but I am sure there is an easier way or function to do this.

i tried this method, but Im not sure how to only keep looping until a match is found. I dont understand how repeat loops work in R.

for (i in 1:length(FULLSAMP[,1])) {

if (FULLSAMP[i,1] != TESTSAMP[i,1]) {

Thanks in advance

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