[R] Filtering data with dplyr or grep and losing data?

Sarah Goslee @@r@h@go@lee @ending from gm@il@com
Wed Dec 19 21:56:44 CET 2018


What does, "it almost seems like I am losing data mean?

Are you losing data? If so, what rows are being excluded that you
think should be included?

There are 90 rows in the test file that meet your criterion, as far as
I can tell, and 90 rows in my R output.

So apparently "almost seems like I am losing data" means "I am not
losing data but am confused."

So we need to know more about what you are expecting but not getting.


On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 3:21 PM Satish Vadlamani
<satish.vadlamani using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Experts:
> I have this log file that has about 1200 characters (max) on a line. What I
> want to do is read this first and then extract certain portions of the file
> into new columns. I want to extract rows that contain the text “[DF_API:
> input string]”. When I read it and then filter based on the rows that I am
> interested, it almost seems like I am losing data. I tried this using the
> dplyr filter and using standard grep with the same result.
> Not sure why this is the case. Appreciate your help with this. The code and
> the data is there at the following link. Satish
> Code is given below
> library(dplyr)
> setwd("C:/Users/satis/Documents/VF/df_issue_dec01")
> sec1 <- read.delim(file="secondary1_aa_small.log")
> head(sec1)
> names(sec1) <- c("V1")
> sec1_test <- filter(sec1,str_detect(V1,"DF_API: input string")==TRUE)
> head(sec1_test)
> sec1_test2 = sec1[grep("DF_API: input string",sec1$V1, perl = TRUE),]
> head(sec1_test2)
> write.csv(sec1_test, file = "test_out.txt", row.names = F, quote = F)
> write.csv(sec1_test2, file = "test2_out.txt", row.names = F, quote = F)
> Data (and code) is given at the link below. Sorry, I should have used dput.
> https://spaces.hightail.com/space/arJlYkgIev
> Satish Vadlamani

Sarah Goslee (she/her)

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