Re: [Rd] duplicates() function

From: Joshua Ulrich <josh.m.ulrich_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:08:12 -0500

How about:

y <- rep(NA,length(x))
y[duplicated(x)] <- match(x[duplicated(x)] ,x)

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On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I need a function which is similar to duplicated(), but instead of returning
> TRUE/FALSE, returns indices of which element was duplicated.  That is,
>
>> x <- c(9,7,9,3,7)
>> duplicated(x)
> [1] FALSE FALSE  TRUE FALSE TRUE
>
>> duplicates(x)
> [1] NA NA  1 NA  2
>
> (so that I know that element 3 is a duplicate of element 1, and element 5 is
> a duplicate of element 2, whereas the others were not duplicated according
> to our definition.)
>
> Is there a simple way to write this function?  I have  an ugly
> implementation in R that loops over all the values; it would make more sense
> to redo it in C, if there isn't a simple implementation I missed.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
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