[R] How to remove similar successive objects from a vector?
Jarimatti Valkonen
javalkon at hytti.uku.fi
Wed Aug 16 10:05:03 CEST 2006
On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 10:42:35AM +0300, Atte Tenkanen wrote:
> Is there some (much) more efficient way to do this?
>
> VECTOR=c(3,2,4,5,5,3,3,5,1,6,6);
> NEWVECTOR=VECTOR[1];
>
> for(i in 1:(length(VECTOR)-1))
> {
> if((identical(VECTOR[i], VECTOR[i+1]))==FALSE){
> NEWVECTOR=c(NEWVECTOR,VECTOR[i+1])}
> }
>
> > VECTOR
> [1] 3 2 4 5 5 3 3 5 1 6 6
> > NEWVECTOR
> [1] 3 2 4 5 3 5 1 6
How about rle? rle(VECTOR)$values should do the same thing. Don't know
about efficiency, though.
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Jarimatti Valkonen
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