Locate the index of the first/last unique value

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Locate the index of the first/last unique value

Description

Locate the index of the first/last unique value in i) a vector or of a variable in a data frame.

Usage

## S3 method for class 'formula':
firstobs(formula, data=parent.frame(), ...)
## S3 method for class 'formula':
lastobs(formula, data=parent.frame(), ...)
firstobs(x, ...)
lastobs(x, ...)

Arguments

x A vector
formula A formula (only the first term is used, see 'details').
data A data frame
... Currently not used

Details

If writing ~a+b+c as formula, then only a is considered.

Value

A vector.

Author(s)

Søren Højsgaard, [email protected]

Examples

x <- c(rep(1,5),rep(2,3),rep(3,7),rep(1,4))

firstobs(x)
lastobs(x)

data(dietox)

firstobs(~Pig, data=dietox)
lastobs(~Pig, data=dietox)


[Package doBy version 2.2 Index]