[R] reordering numbers in a vector
Sundar Dorai-Raj
sundar.dorai-raj at pdf.com
Tue Nov 18 00:26:30 CET 2003
Merrill Birkner wrote:
> Suppose you initially create a vector a<-c(5,1,3,4).
> You want to sort the vector before performing specific
> calculations to the numbers. You now have the vector
> [1,3,4,5]. How can you now revert back to your
> initial ordering of [5,1,3,4]? Is there a specific
> command or 'sort by' command that one could use?
>
> Thanks again-
>
I think what you want is ?order.
a <- c(5, 1, 3, 4)
a.ord <- a[order(a)]
HTH,
Sundar
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