[R] Grep out columns using a list of strings
boris.steipe at utoronto.ca
Fri May 8 22:37:19 CEST 2015
How about %in% ?
# preparing something that looks like I think your data looks like:
ap <- c("aajkss", "dfghjk", "sdfghk", "xxcvvn")
af <- matrix(1:10, nrow=2)
colnames(af) <- c("aajkss", "b", "c", "dfghjk", "e")
# doing what I think you need done:
ap[ap %in% colnames(af)]
(PS. a reproducible example saves us all time and unnecessary effort. :-)
On May 8, 2015, at 3:50 PM, Kate Ignatius <kate.ignatius at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a list of 150 strings, say, ap,:
> And I would l like to grep out these strings from column names in
> another file, af,. I've tried the following but none seem to work:
> aps <- af[,grep(ap, colnames(af), value=TRUE)]
> aps <- af[,grep(ap, colnames(af), value=FIXED)]
> aps <- af[,grep(as.character(list(ap),colnames(af))]
> and also aps <- unique (grep(ap, colnames(af))
> Is there another way I can do this - maybe without using grep?
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