na.trim: Trim Leading/Trailing Missing Observations

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na.trimR Documentation

Trim Leading/Trailing Missing Observations


Generic function for removing leading and trailing NAs.


na.trim(object, ...)
## Default S3 method:
na.trim(object, sides = c("both", "left", "right"), = c("any", "all"), maxgap = Inf, ...)



an object.


character specifying whether NAs are to be removed from both sides, just from the left side or just from the right side.

If "any" then a row will be regarded as NA if it has any NAs. If "all" then a row will be regarded as NA only if all elements in the row are NA. For one dimensional zoo objects this argument has no effect.


maximum number of consecutive NAs to trim. Any longer gaps will be left unchanged.


further arguments passed to methods.


An object in which leading and/or trailing NAs have been removed.

See Also

na.approx, na.contiguous, na.locf, na.omit, na.spline, stinterp, zoo


# examples of na.trim
x <- zoo(c(1, 4, 6), c(2, 4, 6))
xx <- zoo(matrix(c(1, 4, 6, NA, 5, 7), 3), c(2, 4, 6))

# using na.trim for alignment
# cal defines the legal dates
# all dates within the date range of x should be present
cal <- zoo(,c(1, 2, 3, 6, 7))
x <- zoo(c(12, 16), c(2, 6))
na.trim(merge(x, cal))

zoo documentation built on April 14, 2023, 12:39 a.m.