[R] subset data right
William Dunlap
wdunlap at tibco.com
Thu May 26 23:48:24 CEST 2016
You did not change df$quant - you made a new object called 'subdf'
containing a column called 'quant' that had only one level. Changing
subdf has no effect on df.
> df <- data.frame(quant=factor(letters))
> str(df)
'data.frame': 26 obs. of 1 variable:
$ quant: Factor w/ 26 levels "a","b","c","d",..: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
> subdf <- subset(df, quant %in% "a")
> subdf$quant <- factor(subdf$quant)
> str(df)
'data.frame': 26 obs. of 1 variable:
$ quant: Factor w/ 26 levels "a","b","c","d",..: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
> str(subdf)
'data.frame': 1 obs. of 1 variable:
$ quant: Factor w/ 1 level "a": 1
Bill Dunlap
TIBCO Software
wdunlap tibco.com
On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 12:35 PM, ch.elahe via R-help <r-help at r-project.org>
wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have the following df and I want to know which Protocols are VeryFast,
> which are FAST, which are SLOW and also which ones are VerySLOW :
>
>
> $ Protocol : Factor w/ 48 levels "DP FS QTSE SAG",..: 5 5 28 5 5 5
> 7 7 47 5 ...
>
> $ quant : Factor w/ 4 levels "FAST","SLOW",..: 2 2 2 4 2 1 1 2 4
>
> I do the following subset but nothing is changed in my df:
>
>
> subdf=subset(df,quant%in%c("VeryFast"))
> subdf$quant=factor(subdf$quant)
> and when I get the str(df) again Protocol has 48 levels. Does anyone know
> how can I get these subsets right?
> Thanks for any help!
> Elahe
>
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