Re: [R] Problem with the grep function

From: Wolski <wolski_at_molgen.mpg.de>
Date: Thu 08 Jul 2004 - 17:36:40 EST

Hi!

For exact matches you can use
== or is.element.
To get the indices use which.

e.g. ==

> x<-c("a","b","ab")
> x=="a"
[1] TRUE FALSE FALSE
> which((x=="a")==T)
[1] 1

or

e.g. is.element

> is.element(x,"a")
[1] TRUE FALSE FALSE
> which(is.element(x,"a")==TRUE)
[1] 1
>

Sincerely
Eryk

On 7/8/2004 at 9:20 AM aubert@inapg.fr wrote:

>>>Let me present to you my problem :
>>>
>>>I have a character vector x and I would like to obtain the indices of
>>>the
>>>elements of
>>>this vector that yielded exactly a match.
>>>
>>>For example, x=nom, pattern="b", I would to obtain 2 because "b" is on
>>>the
>>>second position.
>>>
>>>First program :
>>>nom <- c("a","b","ab")
>>>grep("b",nom)
>>>2 3
>>>
>>>Then I try the option extended =FALSE (instead of TRUE by default) and I
>>>obtain '2 3' a second time.
>>>
>>>Please can you help me : How can I obtain only 2 in using the grep
>>>function
>>>(without using the match function).
>>>
>>>Thanks you
>>>
>>>Julie AUBERT
>>>
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