r – Remove rows with all or some NAs (missing values) in data.frame

r – Remove rows with all or some NAs (missing values) in data.frame

Also check complete.cases :

> final[complete.cases(final), ]
             gene hsap mmul mmus rnor cfam
2 ENSG00000199674    0    2    2    2    2
6 ENSG00000221312    0    1    2    3    2

na.omit is nicer for just removing all NAs. complete.cases allows partial selection by including only certain columns of the dataframe:

> final[complete.cases(final[ , 5:6]),]
             gene hsap mmul mmus rnor cfam
2 ENSG00000199674    0    2    2    2    2
4 ENSG00000207604    0   NA   NA    1    2
6 ENSG00000221312    0    1    2    3    2

Your solution cant work. If you insist on using is.na, then you have to do something like:

> final[rowSums(is.na(final[ , 5:6])) == 0, ]
             gene hsap mmul mmus rnor cfam
2 ENSG00000199674    0    2    2    2    2
4 ENSG00000207604    0   NA   NA    1    2
6 ENSG00000221312    0    1    2    3    2

but using complete.cases is quite a lot more clear, and faster.

Try na.omit(your.data.frame). As for the second question, try posting it as another question (for clarity).

r – Remove rows with all or some NAs (missing values) in data.frame

tidyr has a new function drop_na:

library(tidyr)
df %>% drop_na()
#              gene hsap mmul mmus rnor cfam
# 2 ENSG00000199674    0    2    2    2    2
# 6 ENSG00000221312    0    1    2    3    2
df %>% drop_na(rnor, cfam)
#              gene hsap mmul mmus rnor cfam
# 2 ENSG00000199674    0    2    2    2    2
# 4 ENSG00000207604    0   NA   NA    1    2
# 6 ENSG00000221312    0    1    2    3    2

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