regroup {caroline}R Documentation

Regroup a dataframe.

Description

Used to group a dataframe of numbers by a factor that need not be the same length. Find the a factor in the old df and use it to group by the new trumping factor (NA's allowed)

Usage

regroup(df, old, new, clmns, funcs=rep('sum',length(clmns)), combine=TRUE)

Arguments

df

a dataframe.

old

the ids to match the rows in df to the 'new' grouping ids.

new

the new ids (must be a vector of the same length as 'old'.

clmns

the colums to include in the output.

funcs

the functions to perform on the output (default is to sum) .

combine

Determines wether to combine with existing groupings or to start fresh.

Value

a dataframe with number of rows equal to the number of factor levels in 'new'

Examples


df <- data.frame(a=rnorm(20),b=rpois(20,1))

mapping <- data.frame(old=rownames(df), new=rep(c('a','b'),10))
regroup(df, old=mapping$old, new=mapping$new)

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