Re: [R] Re membering the last time an event occurred within a dataframe

From: Henrique Dallazuanna <wwwhsd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 15:41:30 -0300

If I understand, try this:

with(myData, factor(cumsum(evid), labels = which(evid == 1)))

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Jim Price <price_ja_at_hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> All,
>
> I am constructing a pharmacokinetic dataset and have hit a snag. The
> dataset
> can be demonstrated in the following way:
>
>
>
> myData <- data.frame(
> evid = c(1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0),
> time = 1:10,
> last.dose.time = c(1, 1, 1, 1, 5, 5, 7, 8, 9, 9)
> )
>
>
> The evid field is an indicator variable for whether the associated
> observation is a dosing record (when it takes value 1) or an observation
> (where it takes value 0). The time field is a date-time record for the
> associated dose / observation event. I'm trying to calculate the time since
> the last dose for each observation event - to support that, the data I'd
> like to end up with is contained in last.dose.time, which gives the time at
> which the last dosing event occured.
>
> The problem is in calculating the last.dose.time field; this is the first
> time I've done this particular kind of data manipulation in R and I just
> can't get my head around the code to solve it.
>
> I've been eyeballing rle and I think there may be a solution hiding in
> there
> somewhere, but I'm still failing to progress. Any help would be
> appreciated!
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Jim Price
> Cardiome Pharma. Corp.
>
> --
> View this message in context:
> http://www.nabble.com/Remembering-the-last-time-an-event-occurred-within-a-dataframe-tp18265464p18265464.html
> Sent from the R help mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>
> ______________________________________________
> R-help_at_r-project.org mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide
> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>

-- 
Henrique Dallazuanna
Curitiba-Paraná-Brasil
25° 25' 40" S 49° 16' 22" O

	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]


______________________________________________ R-help_at_r-project.org mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

Received on Thu 03 Jul 2008 - 18:43:39 GMT

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0, at Thu 03 Jul 2008 - 20:31:48 GMT.

Mailing list information is available at https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help. Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.

list of date sections of archive