Some
Return Some Randomly Chosen Elements of an Object
For displaying the first and last elements of an object there are the functions head
and tail
. Sometimes one might want to see more randomly scattered elements. This function returns some random parts of a vector, matrix or a data frame. The order of the elements within the object will be preserved.
 Keywords
 manip
Usage
Some(x, n = 6L, ...)
"Some"(x, n = 6L, ...)
"Some"(x, n = 6L, ...)
"Some"(x, n = 6L, addrownums = TRUE, ...)
Arguments
 x
 an object
 n
 a single integer. If positive, size for the resulting
object: number of elements for a vector (including lists), rows for
a matrix or data frame or lines for a function. If negative, all but
the
n
last/first number of elements ofx
.  addrownums
 if there are no row names, create them from the row numbers.
 ...
 arguments to be passed to or from other methods.
Details
For matrices, 2dim tables and data frames, Some()
returns
some n
rows when n > 0
or all but the
some n
rows when n < 0
. Some.matrix()
is not exported (unlike head.matrix
).
If a matrix has no row names, then Some()
will add row names of
the form "[n,]"
to the result, so that it looks similar to the
last lines of x
when printed. Setting addrownums =
FALSE
suppresses this behaviour.
I desisted from implementing interfaces for tables, ftables and functions, as this would not make much sense.
Value

An object (usually) like
x
but generally smaller.
See Also
Examples
Some(letters)
Some(letters, n = 6L)
Some(freeny.x, n = 10L)
Some(freeny.y)