[R] help matching rows of a data frame
bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 17:50:58 CEST 2017
Yes. My understanding is that you want the identifier to have the same
number of rows as the data frame. A slight variant of David's solution
would then be:
On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:29 AM, David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net>
> > On Sep 18, 2017, at 5:13 AM, Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. <
> therneau at mayo.edu> wrote:
> > This question likely has a 1 line answer, I'm just not seeing it. (2,
> 3, or 10 lines is fine too.)
> > For a vector I can do group <- match(x, unqiue(x)) to get a vector that
> labels each element of x.
> > What is an equivalent if x is a data frame?
> In the past I've use apply with past to generate "group" identifiers:
> x<-data.frame("X0"=c("A","B","C","C","D","A"), "X1"=c(1,2,1,1,3,1))
> apply(x, 1, paste, collapse=".")
>  "A.1" "B.2" "C.1" "C.1" "D.3" "A.1"
> > The result does not have to be fast: the data set will have < 100
> elements. Since this is inside the survival package, and that package is
> on the 'recommended' list, I can't depend on any package outside the
> recommended list.
> David Winsemius
> Alameda, CA, USA
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