[R] Deleting the last value of a vector

Kenn Konstabel lebatsnok at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 14:13:34 CEST 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 4:14 AM, helin_susam <helin.susam at gmail.com> wrote:
> if you have a vector like as follows;
> r=c(1,2,3,4,5)
> then use
> r2=r[1:length(r)-1]

Umm ... this works and gives the intended answer but does so in an ugly way --

1:length(r)-1 is equivalent to (1:length(r))-1 or 0:(length(r)-1) --
in other words, you get a sequence from 0 to 4. The result of r[0] is,
curiously, integer(0) (but if you think about it, it might just as
well be an error), so you get the intended result but what you
probably actually meant is


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