[R] Simple Coding problem ?
Calvin L. Williams, Ph.D.
calvinw at ces.clemson.edu
Sun Apr 21 16:33:20 CEST 2002
This may be a simple problem, but I don't have an intuition of
how simple it could be. Suppose I have a sequence of numbers
corresponding to a series of diagnoses on the same patient
over a sequence of time. The diagnoses are coded 1,2,3,4,5, but
could come in a sequence like 1,3,2,5,3,5,...etc. Is there a simple
way to count the number of times a 1 diagnosis is followed by a 2, or
a 3, ... A 2 by a 1, or 3,....etc. It's almost like a mover-stayer problem.
I know this seems simple but any help would be appreciated.
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