[R] Equivalent of 'first.var' or 'last.var' from SAS in R?

Matthew Pettis matthew.pettis at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 21:00:15 CEST 2008


I want to sort a data frame by multiple columns and then take the
first record in each unique level of the "by" group I used to sort the
data frame.  Does someone have an example of how to do this?


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