[R] Creating a new table from a set of constraints
Francisco J. Bido
bido at mac.com
Fri Aug 29 08:09:53 CEST 2003
Hi Everyone,
Here's a silly newbie question. How do I remove unwanted rows from an
R table? Say that I read my data as:
X <- read.table("mydata.txt")
and say that there are columns for age and gender. Call these X[5] and
X[10], respectively.
Here, X[5] is a column of positive integers and X[10] is binary valued
i.e., zero (for male) and one (for female)
Now, say that I want to form a new table called Y which has the
following constraints:
1. Only females that are between 18 and 40 years old.
2. Only males that are between 20 and 30 years old
I can do this using a typical procedural approach (no different than C
programmer would) but it seems
to me that R has many shortcuts and so I thought I ask first before
heading on an inefficient path. What's
a good way of doing this, my data set is very large?
Thanks,
-Francisco
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