Re: [R] Removing columns that are all NA from a matrix

From: Dimitris Rizopoulos <dimitris.rizopoulos_at_med.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:11:29 +0100

try this:

mat <- matrix(rnorm(42), 6, 7)
mat[sample(42, 10)] <- NA
mat[, c(3,5)] <- NA

ind <- colSums(is.na(mat)) != nrow(mat)
mat
mat[, ind]

I hope it helps.

Best,
Dimitris



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> Hi,
>
> I guess this might be a FAQ or something, and there's probably a
> nice
> simple way to do it, but I can't think of it:
>
> Given a matrix, I want to remove columns that are _entirely_ filled
> with
> NAs (partial NAs are fine).
>
> How please?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Martin
>
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