[R] Converting ID Numbers to Unique ID Number
jholtman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 19:35:35 CEST 2011
something like this should work:
> oldIDs <- c(1234, 1235, 1236)
> newIDs <- c(5000, 1234, 7000, 1236)
> # really new ones -- don't match the old ones
> (reallyNew <- setdiff(newIDs, oldIDs))
 5000 7000
> # assign these back to the oldIDs for the next month
> (oldIDs <- c(oldIDs, reallyNew))
 1234 1235 1236 5000 7000
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.
> View this message in context: http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/Converting-ID-Numbers-to-Unique-ID-Number-tp3827281p3827281.html
> Sent from the R help mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
Data Munger Guru
What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
More information about the R-help