Re: [R] combining/deleting rows

From: David Winsemius <>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 03:01:43 +0000 (UTC)

"Suran, Luciana @ Torto Wheaton Research" <> wrote in

> I'm new to R and have some question on combining (and deleting)
> rows.

You posted your email in response to a question that had nothing to do with this question. If you have new question, you should not send a reply to someone else's question.  

> I have a dataset that looks like this:

      <snipped single element per line listing with 47 elements>

The lines you posted had no organization that would suggest they had ever been part of a data.frame. The first 5 elements looked to be variable names. But the number of elements was not evenly divisible by 5. Can you post a new message with complete data and the code (or method) that you used to bring this data into the R environment?

> How can I add row 1 to row 24?

If this is arranged as only one column, and you wanted the value in row 24, then the code might be:

df[24] <- df[24] + df[1]

> Also, how can I delete rows from the dataframe?

You could assign another object the values in the first object rows that you wanted kept:

df2 <- df[c(1:3, 5:10), ]

Or you could exclude the rows you wanted dropped using a minus-sign:

df2 <- df[-4,]

df2 <- df[-c(2,5,8), ]

David Winsemius

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