[R] sort matrix based on a specific order
jholtman at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 19:26:35 CET 2013
Define them as factors with a specified order for your sorting.
x <- factor(your_data, levels = c('c', 'b','d', 'a'))
On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM, array chip <arrayprofile at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi I have a character matrix with 2 columns A and B, If I want to sort the matrix based on the column B, but based on a specific order of characters:
> I want "mat" to be sorted by the sequence in "ind":
> [,1] [,2]
> [1,] "y" "c"
> [2,] "x" "b"
> [3,] "z" "d"
> [4,] "w" "a"
> Is there any simple function that can do this?
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