heavy rocker dude - 1 year ago 42

R Question

I tried to do this simple search but couldn't find anything on the percent (

`%`

`%in%`

`time(x) %in% time(y)`

`x`

`y`

How do I look up help on

`%in%`

`%stuff%`

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Answer Source

Put quotes around it to find the help page. Either of these work

```
> help("%in%")
> ?"%in%"
```

Once you get to the help page, you'll see that

‘%in%’ is currently defined as

‘"%in%" <- function(x, table) match(x, table, nomatch = 0) > 0’

Since `time`

is a generic, I don't know what `time(X2)`

returns without knowing what `X2`

is. But, `%in%`

tells you which items from the left hand side are also in the right hand side.

```
> c(1:5) %in% c(3:8)
[1] FALSE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE
```

See also, `intersect`

```
> intersect(c(1:5), c(3:8))
[1] 3 4 5
```