Re: [Rd] hash access to data.frame uses prefix? (PR#10474)

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:40:15 +0100 (CET)


Exact matching has preference over partial matching: see ?pmatch.

Your version of R is three versions obsolete: the latest version explains this in detail under ?`[.data.frame` and ?`[` (and maybe 2.5.0 does too).

Please do your homework before sending non-bugs to R-bugs.

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, pkensche_at_cmbi.ru.nl wrote:

> Full_Name: Philip Kensche
> Version: R version 2.5.0 (2007-04-23)
> OS: Linux
> Submission from: (NULL) (131.174.146.31)
>
>
> I want to access a row of a data.frame() by using the row names as hash keys.

Hmm, you mean you use character vector indices. No hashing is involved.

> This works fine for most keys.
>
> Now consider the following data.frame().
>
>> x <- data.frame(v=c(V40="a", V411="b"))
>
>> x
> v
> V40 a
> V411 b
>
> If I query for "V41", which does not exist in the data.frame() the call
> does not return NA as I would expect but the row "V411".
>
>> x[ "V41", ]
> [1] b
> Levels: a b
>
> If there the prefix is not unique the query does not return a results, i.e.
>
>> x <- data.frame(v=c(V412="a", V411="b"))
>
>> x
> v
> V412 a
> V411 b
>
>> x[ "V41", ]
> [1] <NA>
> Levels: a b
>
>
> sessionInfo() output:
>> sessionInfo()
> R version 2.5.0 (2007-04-23)
> i686-pc-linux-gnu
>
> locale:
> LC_CTYPE=en_US;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=en_US;LC_COLLATE=en_US;LC_MONETARY=en_US;LC_MESSAGES=en_US;LC_PAPER=en_US;LC_NAME=C;LC_ADDRESS=C;LC_TELEPHONE=C;LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US;LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils" "datasets" "methods"
> [7] "base"
>
> other attached packages:
> lattice
> "0.15-4"
>
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