[R] how to select the first observation only?

Daniel Malter daniel at umd.edu
Thu Apr 22 05:41:23 CEST 2010

Gallon, your question looks very homeworky. People on this list are not
likely to help you unless you can demonstrate own effort (even if it
failed), and the list is not for homework questions in case it is one. Where
exactly are you stuck?


cuncta stricte discussurus

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Behalf Of gallon li
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:18 PM
To: r-help
Subject: [R] how to select the first observation only?

Dear r-helpers,

I have a very simple question. Suppose my data is like


> m
     id b
[1,]  1 2
[2,]  1 3
[3,]  2 4
[4,]  2 5
I wish to select the first observation for each id. That is, I want to
quickly select two rows:

id b
1 2
2 4

only. how should i do this?

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