fac.match {dae} R Documentation

## Match, for each combination of a set of columns in x, the row that has the same combination in table

### Description

Match, for each combination of a set of columns in x, the rows that has the same combination in table. The argument multiples.allow controls what happens when there are multple matches in table of a combination in x.

### Usage

fac.match(x, table, col.names, nomatch = NA_integer_, multiples.allow = FALSE)

### Arguments

 x an R object, normally a data.frame, possibly a matrix. table an R object, normally a data.frame, possibly a matrix. col.names A character vector giving the columns in x and table that are to be matched. nomatch The value to be returned in the case when no match is found. Note that it is coerced to integer. multiples.allow A logical indicating whether multiple matches of a combination in x to those in table is allowed. If multiples.allow is FALSE, an error is generated. If multiples.allow is TRUE, the first occuence in table is matched. This function can be viewed as a generalization to multiple vectors of the match function that applies to single vectors.

### Value

A vector of length equal to x that gives the rows in table that match the combinations of col.names in x. The order of the rows is the same as the order of the combintions in x. The value returned if a combination is unmatched is specified in the nomatch argument.

### Author(s)

Chris Brien

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### Examples

## Not run:
#A single unmatched combination
kdata <- data.frame(Expt="D197-5",
Row=8,
Column=20, stringsAsFactors=FALSE)
index <- fac.match(kdata, D197.dat, c("Expt", "Row", "Column"))

# A matched and an unmatched combination
kdata <- data.frame(Expt=c("D197-5", "D197-4"),
Row=c(8, 10),
Column=c(20, 8), stringsAsFactors=FALSE)
index <- fac.match(kdata, D197.dat, c("Expt", "Row", "Column"))

## End(Not run)

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