[R] algorithm to create unique identifiers
christos at nuverabio.com
Fri Sep 5 05:59:17 CEST 2008
It might be an overkill for what you need, but take a look at package Ruuid.
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> Hi all,
> I am trying to create a unique identifier for each row,
> combining numbers from three columns.
> Do you know if there is a general formula to do this (or some
> manual where I can read about this)?
> I figure I can use the numeric entries of the columns as
> "coordinates" and multiply them with different coefficients
> (different magnitudes) to get the unique ID - but it would be
> nice to read about such algorithms in general.
> Any links/input would be great -
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