# [R] get list index

Michael Bedward michael.bedward at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 04:22:20 CET 2010

```Hello Lorezo,

Try this...

order(sapply(mylist, min))[1]

Michael

On 26 November 2010 11:23, Lorenzo Cattarino <l.cattarino at uq.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi R-users,
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> I have a list
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> mylist <- list(c(0.79, 0.92, 0.91, 0.86, 0.96, 0.96, 0.95, 0.94, 0.99),
> c(0.28, 0.45, 0.59, 0.69, 0.80, 0.87, 0.95, 0.94, 0.98), c(0.29, 0.39,
> 0.59, 0.69, 0.68, 0.80, 0.93, 0.95, 0.98))
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> Is there a  way to find the index of the list element that contains the
> lowest value among all the other elements? As the lowest value in each
> element is the first, the question is actually how to find the lowest
> 'first' values among the list elements, and then get the index of that
> element.
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> In my example the list element would be (because the value is 0.28):
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> [[2]]
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> [1] 0.28 0.45 0.59 0.69 0.80 0.87 0.95 0.94 0.98
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> and the position of course 2.
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> I am looking for the index because I would like to subset the list
> afterwards (e.g. mylist[[2]]) and extract that element (i.e. the whole
> vector).
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> Lorenzo
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> Lorenzo Cattarino
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> PhD Candidate (Confirmed)
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