Re: [R] Returning a vector from by

From: ronggui <ronggui.huang_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 00:35:23 +0800

If you just want that result, you can try tapply instead of by.

> tapply(res$Score,res$ID,max)
a b
2 1

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 7:31 PM, Daniel Brewer <daniel.brewer_at_icr.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am trying to return a vector from a simply by but I cannot get it
> working, even using simplify=TRUE.
>
> res <- data.frame(ID=c("a","a","a","b","b"),Score=c(0,1,2,0,1))
> yoda <- by(res$Score,res$ID,max,simplify=T)
> class(yoda)
> [1] "by"
>
> I would like it to return a vector with the names as the ID column. The
> only way I could work out how to do this was
>
> result <- as.vector(yoda)
> names(result) <- names(yoda)
> result
> a b
> 2 1
>
> Is there a better way?
>
> Thanks
>
> Dan
>
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