[R] how to chage values in data frame to NA iside a function

Petr Pikal petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Fri Feb 21 14:36:03 CET 2003

Dear all

I have a function in which I would like to change some values to NA according to 
some condition.

dropout<-function(y, nahr=FALSE,...) {

<some stuff for computing an index>

if (nahr) y[index]<<-NA


in case y is a vector all works OK but if it is a part of data frame by calling

dropout(df$y) or dropout(df[,number]) no change is done.

Please can you help me what is wrong with my code?

By the way


works OK

Thanks a lot beforehand

Best regards.

Petr Pikal
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