[R] R and Excel

Mark Wardle mark at wardle.org
Mon Jul 23 11:34:56 CEST 2007

On 23/07/07, D ANIELLO CLAUDIA (MPS - 05966)
<claudia.d'aniello at banca.mps.it> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Someone knows what's the command in R corresponding to the "vlookup" in
> Excel?
> Thank you in advance.
> Claudia

Dear Claudia,

Depending on the dataset, it is possible to achieve the same results
by using merge(). It is a different way of thinking, but can
effectively "lookup" corresponding values in one data frame into

If you give a sample of data then I could be a bit more specific!

Best wishes,


Dr. Mark Wardle
Clinical research fellow and specialist registrar, Neurology
Cardiff, UK

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