base (version 3.3.2)

Extract.factor: Extract or Replace Parts of a Factor

Description

Extract or replace subsets of factors.

Usage

# S3 method for factor
[(x, …, drop = FALSE)
# S3 method for factor
[[(x, …)
# S3 method for factor
[(x, …) <- value
# S3 method for factor
[[(x, …) <- value

Arguments

x
a factor
a specification of indices -- see Extract.
drop
logical. If true, unused levels are dropped.
value
character: a set of levels. Factor values are coerced to character.

Value

A factor with the same set of levels as x unless drop = TRUE.

Details

When unused levels are dropped the ordering of the remaining levels is preserved. If value is not in levels(x), a missing value is assigned with a warning. Any contrasts assigned to the factor are preserved unless drop = TRUE. The [[ method supports argument exact.

See Also

factor, Extract.

Examples

Run this code
## following example(factor)
(ff <- factor(substring("statistics", 1:10, 1:10), levels = letters))
ff[, drop = TRUE]
factor(letters[7:10])[2:3, drop = TRUE]

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