# subset-methods

##### Subset Objects

`subset`

extracts a subset of a collection of sequences or sequence
rules which meet conditions specified with respect to their associated
(or derived) quality measures, additional information, or patterns of
items or itemsets.

`[`

extracts subsets from a collection of (timed) sequences or
sequence rules.

`unique`

extracts the unique set of sequences or sequence rules
from a collection of sequences or sequence rules.

`lhs, rhs`

extract the left-hand (antecedent) or right-hand side
(consequent) sequences from a collection of sequence rules.

- Keywords
- manip

##### Usage

```
# S4 method for sequences
subset(x, subset)
```# S4 method for sequencerules
subset(x, subset)

# S4 method for sequences
[(x, i, j, ..., reduce = FALSE, drop = FALSE)

# S4 method for timedsequences
[(x, i, j, k, ..., reduce = FALSE, drop = FALSE)

# S4 method for sequencerules
[(x, i, j, ..., drop = FALSE)

# S4 method for sequences
unique(x, incomparables = FALSE)

# S4 method for sequencerules
unique(x, incomparables = FALSE)

# S4 method for sequencerules
lhs(x)

# S4 method for sequencerules
rhs(x)

##### Arguments

- x
an object.

- subset
an expression specifying the conditions where the columns in quality and info must be referenced by their names, and the object itself as

`x`

.- i
a vector specifying the subset of

*elements*to be extracted.- k
a vector specifying the subset of event times to be extracted.

- reduce
a logical value specifying if the reference set of distinct itemsets should be reduced if possible.

- j, …, drop
unused arguments (for compatibility with package Matrix only).

- incomparables
not used.

##### Value

For `subset`

, `[`

, and `unique`

returns an object of the
same class as `x`

.

##### Note

In package arules, somewhat confusingly, the object itself has
to be referenced as `items`

. We do not provide this, as well as
any of the references `items`

, `lhs`

, or `rhs`

.

After extraction the reference set of distinct itemsets may be larger than the set actually referred to unless reduction to this set is explicitly requested. However, this may increase memory consumption.

Event time indexes of mode character are matched against the time labels. Any duplicate indexes are ignored and their order does not matter, i.e. reordering of a sequence is not possible.

The accessors `lhs`

and `rhs`

impute the support of
a sequence from the support and confidence of a rule. This may
lead to numerically inaccuracies over back-to-back derivations.

##### See Also

Class
`'>sequences`

,
`'>timedsequences`

,
`'>sequencerules`

,
method
`lhs`

,
`rhs`

,
`match`

,
`nitems`

,
`c`

.

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
## continue example
example(ruleInduction, package = "arulesSequences")
## matching a pattern
as(subset(s2, size(x) > 1), "data.frame")
as(subset(s2, x %ain% c("B", "F")), "data.frame")
## as well as a measure
as(subset(s2, x %ain% c("B", "F") & support == 1), "data.frame")
## matching a pattern in the left-hand side
as(subset(r2, lhs(x) %ain% c("B", "F")), "data.frame")
## matching a derived measure
as(subset(r2, coverage(x) == 1), "data.frame")
## reduce
s <- s2[11, reduce = TRUE]
itemLabels(s)
itemLabels(s2)
## drop initial events
z <- as(zaki, "timedsequences")
summary(z[1,,-1])
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package arulesSequences, version 0.2-19, License: GPL-2*