How to remove rows in R data frame that contains a specific number?

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To remove rows in R data frame that contains a specific number, we can follow the below steps −

  • First of all, create a data frame.

  • Then, use single square subsetting with apply function to remove rows that contains a specific number.

Example

Create the data frame

Let’s create a data frame as shown below −

x<-rpois(25,2)
y<-rpois(25,5)
z<-rpois(25,10)
df<-data.frame(x,y,z)
df

Output

On executing, the above script generates the below output(this output will vary on your system due to randomization) −

   x  y  z
1  7  5 10
2  3  5  8
3  1  6 10
4  2  3 14
5  3  4  8
6  1  7  6
7  1  4 14
8  1  2  8
9  0  6 18
10 3 10  9
11 2  6 10
12 2  5 16
13 1  9 10
14 2  5  7
15 1  6 12
16 1  9  8
17 3 11 13
18 1  4  9
19 2  5 10
20 3  5  8
21 0  4 11
22 0  6  3
23 3  8 10
24 0  5  7
25 0  7  6

Remove rows that contains a specific number

Using single square subsetting with apply function to remove rows that contains 5 in data frame df −

x<-rpois(25,2)
y<-rpois(25,5)
z<-rpois(25,10)
df<-data.frame(x,y,z)
df[!apply(df==5,1,any),]

Output

   x y  z
1  1 3 12
2  1 6  7
3  2 3 17
4  3 4 12
6  3 7  7
8  0 3 14
9  4 6 12
10 0 1 10
12 1 4 12
13 2 0  8
14 1 6  7
15 3 7 11
16 2 9 10
17 2 7  7
18 1 3  7
22 2 7 10
23 2 7  6
24 0 6  9
25 6 4 16
raja
Published on 11-Nov-2021 07:03:45
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