Re: [R] sort question in a dataset?

From: Richard M. Heiberger <rmh_at_temple.edu>
Date: Sun 15 Oct 2006 - 05:31:53 GMT


Your desired answer just interchanges the sequence of the steps

x <-  c(2, 9, 18, 3, 2)
y <-  c(2,9,8,9,8)
z <-  c(21,5,5,19,7)
a <-  cbind(x, y, z)  #dataset

bb <- a[order(a[,"x"], decreasing=FALSE),] bbb <- bb[order(bb[,"y"], decreasing=TRUE),] bbb

>From ?sort

Sort (or order) a vector or factor (partially) into ascending (or descending) order. For ordering along more than one variable, e.g., for sorting data frames, see order.

>From ?order

order returns a permutation which rearranges its first argument into ascending or descending order, breaking ties by further arguments.

tmp <- c(10,15,12,7)
sort(tmp)
order(tmp)
tmp[order(tmp)]



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