Re: [R] Aggregate by First case

From: Dimitris Rizopoulos <dimitris.rizopoulos_at_med.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 09:29:45 +0200

try this:

dat <- read.table(textConnection(
"Id Year
123456 2001
123456 2002
123456 2003
655432 2001
655432 2002
655432 2003"), header = TRUE)
closeAllConnections()

dat[!duplicated(dat$Id), ]
# or
dat[tapply(row.names(dat), dat$Id, head, 1), ]

I hope it helps.

Best,
Dimitris



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> Hello!
>
> I have an maybe a to a simple question but I cant get it right.
>

> I have a dataframe with in one column an id-variable and in another
> a year-variable. One id-number can occur several years.
> I have sorted the dataframe on id then on year so the same id-number
> is sorted by year with the first occurens at top.
>
> Now I want to make a subset of this dataframe with just the first
> year the id-number occur, so the first case of every id.
>
> Id Year
> 123456 2001
> 123456 2002
> 123456 2003
> 655432 2001
> 655432 2002
> 655432 2003

>
> Is there a simple command I can do?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jojje
>
>
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