[R] Converting ID Numbers to Unique ID Number
sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 19:28:29 CEST 2011
A reproducible example would be useful, as yours isn't entirely clear.
But maybe something like this?
id.info <- data.frame(foreign=sort(unique(foreign.id)),
and then use merge() to combine that with your actual data.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Totally Inept
<joe.kramer at forwardhealthgroup.com> wrote:
> First off, let me apologize for the elementary question. I'm obviously a
> Here's a stripped version of my problem.
> foreign id = 1234, my id = 1
> foreign id = 1235, my id = 2
> foreign id = 1236, my id = 3
> So we are adding new people for April, and things don't necessarily come in
> foreign id = 1236
> foreign id = 5000
> foreign id = 1234
> foreign id = 1235
> foreign id = 7777
> I need to create a vector of my own IDs. "1236" would obviously need to be
> translated to my id = 3 but I would also need to incrementally add a new "my
> id" for our new entry, so I'd want foreign id 5000 to be translated to my id
> 4, and foreign id = 7777 to be translated into my id 5.
> Please help! I have puzzled over this for far longer than I'd care to admit,
> late into last night and now all morning.
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