# Subsetting made easy

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Calculating characteristics such as median, mean,… of a subset of data is quite straightforward in R:

For a data set containing results from several “models”, a subset for the model “base” is created by

base_only <- subset(all, all$model == "base")

Then, the median of the variable “data” can be computed via

median(base_only$data)

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