[R] subset problem (reducing from six to two levels)
ine_dorresteijn at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 5 23:04:49 CET 2009
Great, this worked for me, exactly how I needed it.
Thanks for all the replies!
Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Ine wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have got a seemingly simple problem (I am an R starter) with subsetting
>> data set, but cannot figure out the solution: I want to subset a data set
>> from six to two levels, so that all analyses are done only with these two
>> remaining levels.
>> I tried
>> SUBSET.OF.TOTAL<-subset(TOTAL, FactorX %in% c("Level1","Level2"))
>> but R does not eliminate the remaining levels of FactorX, just assigns
>> available' to the data. Like this, the other levels still show up in
>> etc., but without data entries. Anybody got a solution how to subset the
>> data so that I eliminate the other levels completely?
>> Thanks a lot for the help,
> R does not "assign 'not available'" (look at the subsetted data).
> However, factors do not lose levels just because they are not present in
> a subset of data. There are good reasons for that, but let's not go
> there this time (look in the list archives if you care). To get rid of
> unwanted levels, use
> FactorXX <- factor(FactorX, levels=c("Level1","Level2"))
> or just factor(FactorX) if you know that both levels are present (or
> don't care).
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