try
test <- subset(test, select = -c(Y))
The key is the minus sign before c() in the select argument.
You can put in as many columns as you like.
-a
On Feb 23, 2010, at 11:02 AM, David Winsemius wrote:
>
> On Feb 23, 2010, at 6:04 AM, Knut Krueger wrote:
>
>> Hi to all,
>> test <- data.frame("X"=c(1:4),"Y"=c(5:8),"Z"=c(8:11))
>> test <- test[,-2]
>>
>> Is there a way to specify the col name "Y" to delete instead the number?
>>
>
> I believe that negative indexing only works with numeric arguments. You could dummy up a negation approach for character vectors with:
>
> > test[, !(names(test) %in% c("Y"))] #non-negated logical vector to index
> X Z
> 1 1 8
> 2 2 9
> 3 3 10
> 4 4 11
>
> > test[, -grep("Y",names(test))] # negated numeric vector to index
> X Z
> 1 1 8
> 2 2 9
> 3 3 10
> 4 4 11
>
> --
> David
>> Kind regards Knut
>>
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