# which

##### Which indices are TRUE?

Give the `TRUE`

indices of a logical object, allowing for array
indices.

##### Usage

```
which(x, arr.ind = FALSE, useNames = TRUE)
arrayInd(ind, .dim, .dimnames = NULL, useNames = FALSE)
```

##### Arguments

- x
a

`logical`

vector or array.`NA`

s are allowed and omitted (treated as if`FALSE`

).- arr.ind
logical; should

**arr**ay**ind**ices be returned when`x`

is an array?- ind
integer-valued index vector, as resulting from

`which(x)`

.- .dim
`dim(.)`

integer vector- .dimnames
optional list of character

`dimnames(.)`

. If`useNames`

is true, to be used for constructing dimnames for`arrayInd()`

(and hence,`which(*, arr.ind=TRUE)`

). If`names(.dimnames)`

is not empty, these are used as column names.`.dimnames[[1]]`

is used as row names.- useNames
logical indicating if the value of

`arrayInd()`

should have (non-null) dimnames at all.

##### Value

If `arr.ind == FALSE`

(the default), an integer vector,
or a double vector if `x`

is a *long vector*, with
`length`

equal to `sum(x)`

, i.e., to the number of
`TRUE`

s in `x`

.

Basically, the result is `(1:length(x))[x]`

in typical cases;
more generally, including when `x`

has `NA`

's,
`which(x)`

is `seq_along(x)[!is.na(x) & x]`

plus
`names`

when `x`

has.

If `arr.ind == TRUE`

and `x`

is an `array`

(has
a `dim`

attribute), the result is
`arrayInd(which(x), dim(x), dimnames(x))`

, namely a matrix
whose rows each are the indices of one element of `x`

; see
Examples below.

##### Note

Unlike most other base R functions this does not coerce `x`

to logical: only arguments with `typeof`

logical are
accepted and others give an error.

##### See Also

`Logic`

, `which.min`

for the index of
the minimum or maximum, and `match`

for the first index of
an element in a vector, i.e., for a scalar `a`

, `match(a, x)`

is equivalent to `min(which(x == a))`

but much more efficient.

##### Examples

`library(base)`

```
# NOT RUN {
which(LETTERS == "R")
which(ll <- c(TRUE, FALSE, TRUE, NA, FALSE, FALSE, TRUE)) #> 1 3 7
names(ll) <- letters[seq(ll)]
which(ll)
which((1:12)%%2 == 0) # which are even?
which(1:10 > 3, arr.ind = TRUE)
( m <- matrix(1:12, 3, 4) )
div.3 <- m %% 3 == 0
which(div.3)
which(div.3, arr.ind = TRUE)
rownames(m) <- paste("Case", 1:3, sep = "_")
which(m %% 5 == 0, arr.ind = TRUE)
dim(m) <- c(2, 2, 3); m
which(div.3, arr.ind = FALSE)
which(div.3, arr.ind = TRUE)
vm <- c(m)
dim(vm) <- length(vm) #-- funny thing with length(dim(...)) == 1
which(div.3, arr.ind = TRUE)
# }
# NOT RUN {
<!-- %dont -->
# }
```

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