[R] Matched Items in rows + issue with writing a table

Jim Lemon drjimlemon at gmail.com
Fri May 12 03:14:54 CEST 2017

Hi abo,
I think you want to split your strings and do your matching like this:

x444<-read.table(text="w r
 cyp3,cyp7 cyp2,cyp1,cyp3
 cyp2 cyp2
 c1,c3,c6 c6,c8,c5",
findMatches<-function(x,sep=",") {
 matches<-x1bits %in% x2bits
 if(any(matches)) matchval<-x1bits[which(matches)]

Note that this will only work with character values, _not_ factors.


On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 9:16 AM, abo dalash <abo_dlsh at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All ..,
> I have a table called "x444" and I would like to create a new column contains the matched items in each row between column w & r . I used match()function as below but this does not return the results I want because of 2 issues. The 1st one is that this gives the row number of shared items while I want to see the item itself (e.g. in the table below, I want to see cyp2 instead of the row number 2). The 2nd issue is that I need to know matched items considering every item in the row instead of the entire row. For example, the item cyp3 is a matched item in the first row between columns w & r. The same applies for c6 in row 3. These don't appear in the results below.
>                w         r
> 1 cyp3,cyp7     cyp2, cyp1,cyp3
> 2         cyp2      cyp2
> 3   c1,c3,c6       c6,c8,c5
>> r = c(match(x444$w,X444$r))
>> r
> [1] NA  2 NA
> The desired output should be like this :-
>                 w             r                             matched items
> 1 cyp3,cyp7     cyp2, cyp1,cyp3             cyp3
> 2         cyp2      cyp2                                  cyp2
> 3   c1,c3,c6       c6,c8,c5                          c6
> The second issue is that when I write a table produced in R as follows :
> write.table(MyTable,file="MyTable.txt", sep = "\t", quote = F, row.names = F)
> and the read this txt. file in excel, some items from column B appears in Column A and some empty rows also appear?.
> Could you please guide me about the mistakes I have done and suggest
> some solutions?
> Regards
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