[R] in excel i can sort my dataset, what do i use in R

baptiste auguie baptiste.auguie at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 16 20:13:49 CET 2009


?order
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2009/11/16 frenchcr <frenchcr at btinternet.com>:
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> In excel a handy tool is the sort data by column ...i.e. i can highlight the
> whole dataset and sort it according to a particular column...like sort the
> data in a column in acending or decending order where all the other columns
> change aswell.
>
> I need to do this in R now but dont know how.
>
> ...heres an example...
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> Say I have dataset...
>
>      Header 1    Header 2    Header 3
> 1         3          Working     12
> 2         4          Off            1
> 3         5          Works        2
> 4         2          Works        13
> 5         4          Off            5
>
>
> ...and i want to sort the data by putting the values in the third column in
> acending order, like this...
>
>     Header 1    Header 2    Header 3
>
> 1         4          Off            1
> 2         5          Works        2
> 3         4          Off            5
> 4         3          Working     12
> 5         2          Works        13
>
> ...although im sorting column three in acending order all the rows shuffle
> so that the parameters in each row stay aligned.
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> How do i do this in R?
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