[R] Stumped with subsetting

Peter Wilkinson pwilkinson at videotron.ca
Thu Jul 29 21:22:20 CEST 2004

This seems like such a trivial thing to do:

given a data.frame DF and variables w,v, x,y,z I can do

DF["x"] or DF[c("x","y")]

if I create a vector, mylist = c("x",y")

then I do DF[mylist]

I am not getting x and y, I get something else.

what is the correct way to subset a data.frame by columns using a vector, 
as if I were doing DF["x","y"]?


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