# How to delete a row from an R data frame if any value in the row is greater than n?

To delete a row from an R data frame if any value in the row is greater than n can be done by using the subsetting with single square brackets and negation operator. We will subset the values that are greater than n and then take the negation of the subset as shown in the below given examples.

## Example 1

Following snippet creates a sample data frame −

x1<-rpois(20,5)
x2<-rpois(20,2)
x3<-rpois(20,8)
df1<-data.frame(x1,x2,x3)
df1

## Output

The following dataframe is created −

   x1 x2  x3
1  4  2  12
2  4  0  10
3  3  0  10
4  5  3   5
5  6  0   8
6  4  1   7
7  2  1   7
8  4  1  10
9 10  0  10
10 6  4   4
11 3  3  13
12 7  0   8
13 3  1   7
14 4  0   6
15 5  3   5
16 4  0   2
17 3  3   7
18 6  2   7
19 7  3  17
20 2  3  11

To remove rows from df1 if any value in the row is greater than 10, add the following code to the above snippet −

df1[!rowSums(df1>10),]


## Output

If you execute all the above given snippets as a single program, it generates the following Output −

   x1 x2 x3
2  4  0  10
3  3  0  10
4  5  3   5
5  6  0   8
6  4  1   7
7  2  1   7
8  4  1  10
9 10  0  10
10 6  4   4
12 7  0   8
13 3  1   7
14 4  0   6
15 5  3   5
16 4  0   2
17 3  3   7
18 6  2   7

## Example 2

Following snippet creates a sample data frame −

y1<-rnorm(20)
y2<-rnorm(20)
y3<-rnorm(20)
df2<-data.frame(y1,y2,y3)
df2

## Output

The following dataframe is created −

      y1          y2             y3
1  0.23815055   0.44797910   -0.009917453
2 -0.82579339  -0.67543673   -0.313231987
3  0.93456545   0.34720074    0.856496009
4 -0.14107504  -0.66473395   -0.102566172
5 -0.31613111   0.79806925   -0.464500620
6  0.13722725   0.42098274    0.800216082
7 -0.46063194  -1.19591354   -0.935939317
8  1.25424818   0.77225841    0.508798438
9  1.18270201   0.40060187    0.718047210
10 1.11736153   0.74206460    1.529896849
11 -0.96901766  1.72965814   -1.138898309
12 -0.01484298  0.62858032    1.805046282
13 -0.01423460  0.80616290   -0.290950215
14 -0.80448205 -0.78334124   -0.589883476
15 -0.04113097 -0.22948217    0.689388447
16 -0.66901901  0.85912428    1.078791419
17 -0.07033102 -0.05181978    0.707799373
18 0.21166522   0.73385673    1.254184717
19 0.03052462   0.49958642    0.066300327
20 0.60012460   0.91094585    0.881134455

To remove rows from df2 if any value in the row is greater than 0.5, add the following code to the above snippet −

df2[!rowSums(df2>0.5),]


## Output

If you execute all the above given snippets as a single program, it generates the following Output −

       y1          y2           y3
1   0.23815055   0.4479791  -0.009917453
2  -0.82579339  -0.6754367  -0.313231987
4  -0.14107504  -0.6647339  -0.102566172
7  -0.46063194  -1.1959135  -0.935939317
14 -0.80448205  -0.7833412  -0.589883476
19  0.03052462   0.4995864   0.066300327