[R] Selecting elements in vector

From: Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:37:45 +0200


Hi

Consider the following code

> x <- rep(1:13, 13)

> y <- 1:3

I want to select all elements in x which are equal to 1, 2 or 3.

I know that I could use

> sel <- x==y[1] | x==y[2] | x==y[3]
> x[sel]

to obtain the values, but in my analysis, the y-vector is thousands of elements long.

Is there any way, that I can do that easily?

Thanks

Rainer

-- 
Rainer M. Krug, Dipl. Phys. (Germany), MSc Conservation Biology (UCT)

Plant Conservation Unit Department of Botany
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701
South Africa

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