Re: [R] subsetting a dataframe

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:52:16 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, John Sorkin wrote:

> windows XP
> R 2.6.0
>
> I am having problems deleting a row from a data frame. I create my dataframe by subsetting a larger dataframe:
>
> ShortLavin<-Lavin[Lavin[,"Site"]=="PP" | Lavin[,"Site"]=="CC" | Lavin[,"Site"]=="FH",]
>
> I then perform a glm using the data frame and plot the results.
>
> fit1poisson<-glm(NumUniqOpPt~Seq+Site,family=poisson(link = "log"),data=ShortLavin,offset=log(NumUniqPt))
> plot(fit1poisson)

>
> On the plots I see a point labeled as 127 that is an extreme value. I want to re-run the glm excluding the extreme observation. I have tried several methods to exclude the observation (shown below), none have worked.
>
> Minus127<-ShortLavin[-127,]
> Minus127<-ShortLavin[-"127",]
> Minus127<-ShortLavin[-c(127),]
> Minus127<-ShortLavin[-c("127"),]
>
> None of these worked. Suggestions on how I can remove observation 127 would be appreciated

Assuming this is row name "127" derived from row 127 of the original dataset,

Minus127 <- ShortLavin[-match("127", row.names(ShortLavin)), ]

>
> Thank you,
> John
>
> John Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
> Chief, Biostatistics and Informatics
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