fifelse is a faster and more robust replacement of ifelse. It is comparable to dplyr::if_else and hutils::if_else. It returns a value with the same length as test filled with corresponding values from yes, no or eventually na, depending on test. Supports bit64's integer64 and nanotime classes.

fifelse(test, yes, no, na=NA)

Arguments

test

A logical vector.

yes, no

Values to return depending on TRUE/FALSE element of test. They must be the same type and be either length 1 or the same length of test.

na

Value to return if an element of test is NA. It must be the same type as yes and no and length 1. Default value NA. NULL is treated as NA.

Details

In contrast to ifelse attributes are copied from yes to the output. This is useful when returning Date, factor or other classes.

Value

A vector of the same length as test and attributes as yes. Data values are taken from the values of yes and no, eventually na.

See also

fcoalesce

Examples

x = c(1:4, 3:2, 1:4) fifelse(x > 2L, x, x - 1L)
#> [1] 0 1 3 4 3 1 0 1 3 4
# unlike ifelse, fifelse preserves attributes, taken from the 'yes' argument dates = as.Date(c("2011-01-01","2011-01-02","2011-01-03","2011-01-04","2011-01-05")) ifelse(dates == "2011-01-01", dates - 1, dates)
#> [1] 14974 14976 14977 14978 14979
fifelse(dates == "2011-01-01", dates - 1, dates)
#> [1] "2010-12-31" "2011-01-02" "2011-01-03" "2011-01-04" "2011-01-05"
yes = factor(c("a","b","c")) no = yes[1L] ifelse(c(TRUE,FALSE,TRUE), yes, no)
#> [1] 1 1 3
fifelse(c(TRUE,FALSE,TRUE), yes, no)
#> [1] a a c #> Levels: a b c
# Example of using the 'na' argument fifelse(test = c(-5L:5L < 0L, NA), yes = 1L, no = 0L, na = 2L)
#> [1] 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2