[R] determine length of sequence of equal elements in a vector
Duncan Murdoch
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 18:28:22 CET 2010
On 18/12/2010 12:21 PM, Jannis wrote:
> Dear list members,
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> I am seeking a function that returns me the length of a continous
> sequence of identical elements in a vector. Something like (or similar to):
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> example = c(1,1,1,2,2,3,3,3,3)
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> result = c(3,3,3,2,2,4,4,4,4)
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> I am quite sure there already exists a function to do this, I just cant
> figure out its name. Otherwise I would start programming my own function.
The rle() function produces the data in a different format. Together
with rep() you can get what you want:
x <- rle(example)
rep(x$lengths, x$lengths)
Duncan Murdoch
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