[R] Switching entries in vector in by groups of two

David Afshartous dafshartous at med.miami.edu
Fri Jun 27 16:11:26 CEST 2008


I have a long vector that contains an even number of entries. I'd like to
switch the 1st and 2nd entry, the 3rd and 4th, and so on, without writing a

This code works:

X = c(8, 10, 6, 3, 20, 1)
index = c(2,1,4,3,6,5)

But for a long list is there a way to generate the index?  I can get the
parts to the index as:

index.odd = seq(1,length(X), by  = 2)
index.even = index.odd + 1

Is there a simple way to interweave them to produce the desired index?  Or
is there a better way?


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