Subset columns in a taxmap() object

Subsets columns in a taxmap() object. Takes and returns a taxmap() object. Any variable name that appears in all_names() can be used as if it was a vector on its own. See dplyr::select() for the inspiration for this function and more information. Calling the function using the obj$select_obs(...) style edits "obj" in place, unlike most R functions. However, calling the function using the select_obs(obj, ...) imitates R's traditional copy-on-modify semantics, so "obj" would not be changed; instead a changed version would be returned, like most R functions.

obj$select_obs(target, ...)
select_obs(obj, target, ...)


An object of type taxmap()


The name of the list/vector/table in obj$data to filter


One or more column names to return in the new object. Each can be one of two things:

expression with unquoted column name

The name of a column in obj$data[[target]] typed as if it was a variable on its own.


Indexes of columns in obj$data[[target]]

To match column names with a character vector, use matches("my_col_name"). To match a logical vector, convert it to a column index using which.

[[target]: R:[target [[target]: R:[target


An object of type taxmap()

See Also

Other taxmap manipulation functions: arrange_obs, arrange_taxa, filter_obs, filter_taxa, mutate_obs, sample_frac_obs, sample_frac_taxa, sample_n_obs, sample_n_taxa, transmute_obs

  • select_obs
# Selecting a column by name
select_obs(ex_taxmap, "info", dangerous)

# Selecting a column by index
select_obs(ex_taxmap, "info", 3)

# Selecting a column by regular expressions
select_obs(ex_taxmap, "info", matches("^n"))

# }
Documentation reproduced from package taxa, version 0.1.0, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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