[R] How to extract rows from data frame based on unique variable groupings
Peter.Alspach at plantandfood.co.nz
Thu May 20 22:23:04 CEST 2010
Tena koe Mike
duplicated() might be what you require.
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> Subject: [R] How to extract rows from data frame based on unique
> variable groupings
> R community,
> I would like to know how to extract rows from a data frame (DF) such
> each row in the new data frame (D.F) represents the first instance of
> a unique variable pairing in the original dataframe (ordered first by
> variable V1 then by variable V2). The unique function does not seem
> to be able to accomplish this. I imagine there must be a simple
> solution for this,
> but I can't seem to find it.
> Thank you,
> DF <-
> structure(list(V1 = c(1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2), V2 = c(1, 1, 2, 2, 1,
> 2, 2),
> V3 = c(1L, 8L, 4L, 3L, 6L, 2L, 7L, 5L), V4 = c(8L, 3L, 6L, 1L, 2L, 4L,
> 5L, 7L)),
> .Names = c("V1", "V2", "V3", "V4"), row.names = c(NA, -8L), class =
> D.F <-
> structure(list(V.1 = c(1, 1, 2, 2), V.2 = c(1, 2, 1, 2), V.3 = c(1, 4,
> 6, 7),
> V.4 = c(8, 6, 2, 5)), .Names = c("V.1", "V.2", "V.3", "V.4"),
> = c(NA, -4L),
> class = "data.frame")
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