Re: [R] How to compare X1 = X2 = ... = Xn?

From: Jim Lemon <bitwrit_at_ozemail.com.au>
Date: Tue 20 Jul 2004 - 19:49:27 EST

F Duan wrote:
> Dear All,
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> I have a data frame with n columns: X1, X2, ., Xn. Now I want to create a
> new column: if X1 = X2 = . = Xn, the value is 1; Otherwise, the value is 0.
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> How to do that in a quick way instead of doing (n choose 2) comparisons?
>
Assuming that the Xs are numeric, and your data frame is named data.df:

data.df$newcol<-
as.numeric(apply(as.matrix(my.df),1,function(x) return(length(unique(x))==1)))

Jim



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