[R] identify subsets based on two grouping factors

Rajarshi Guha rajarshi.guha at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 22:43:24 CET 2011

Hi, I have a data.frame that has a categorical variable, for which I
would like to look at the distribution of levels of this variable,
based on a grouping of two other variables.

As an example:

x <- data.frame(obs=sample(c('low', 'high'),100, replace=TRUE),
grp1=sample(1:10, 100, replace=TRUE),

cut.grp1 <- cut(x$grp1, 3)
cut.grp2 <- cut(x$grp2, 3)

Thus, for each combination of levels in cut.grp1 and cut.grp2, I'd
like to obtain the distribution of levels obs. I know I can loop over
each pair of levels in cut.grp1 and cut.grp2, but is there a more
elegant way to achieve this?

Rajarshi Guha
NIH Chemical Genomics Center

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