# throwaway() function

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## throwaway() function

 Dear all, I apologize if this is a FAQ (seems a bit like one, but I didn't find anything). I'm looking for an easy way to cut one value out of a vector and shorten the vector accordingly. Something like: x <- c(1, 1, 0, 6, 2) throwaway(x[3]) which will return x = 1 1 6 2, with length(x) = 4. I know one could do this by hand, but then one would have to create a second vector y in a loop which has to be 1 shorter then x and then assign x <- y, as there is no "anti-c()" function which shortens a vector (at least to my knowledge). Is there some kind of a throwaway() function in R? Best regards, John ______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-helpPLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.htmland provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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 John Wiedenhoeft wrote: > Dear all, > > I apologize if this is a FAQ (seems a bit like one, but I didn't find > anything). > > I'm looking for an easy way to cut one value out of a vector and shorten > the vector accordingly. Something like: > > x <- c(1, 1, 0, 6, 2) > throwaway(x[3]) > > which will return x = 1 1 6 2, with length(x) = 4. I know one could do > this by hand, but then one would have to create a second vector y in a > loop which has to be 1 shorter then x and then assign x <- y, as there > is no "anti-c()" function which shortens a vector (at least to my > knowledge). > > Is there some kind of a throwaway() function in R? > > Best regards, > John x[-3] works. -- Kevin E. Thorpe Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto email: [hidden email]  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.946.3297 ______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-helpPLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.htmland provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.