sort.data.frame {Deducer}R Documentation

Sort Data

Description

Sorts a data frame

Usage

## S3 method for class 'data.frame'
sort(x, decreasing, by, ...)

Arguments

x

A data.frame to be sorted

decreasing

unused

by

A character, a one sided formula, or an expression indicating the sorting order

...

further arguments

Details

If by is a formula, or a character vector coerce-able into a formula, x is sorted by each element of the formula, with ties broken by subsequent elements. Elements preceded by a '-' indicate descending order, otherwise ascending order is used. Parentheses or any formula operator other than + and - are ignored, so sorting by a*b will sort based on the product of a and b.

If by is not a formula, a ~ is appended to the left hand side of the call, and coerced into a formula.

The decreasing argument is included for generic method consistency, and is not used.

Value

returns x, sorted.

Author(s)

Ian Fellows adapted from code by Ari Friedman and Kevin Wright

See Also

sort order

Examples

data(mtcars)

#sort by the number of cylenders
sort(mtcars, by= ~cyl)
sort(mtcars, by= cyl) #identical: no need for ~

#sort in descending order
sort(mtcars, by= -cyl)

#break ties with horse power
sort(mtcars,by= cyl +hp )
sort(mtcars,by= cyl -hp )

#randomly permute the data
sort(mtcars,by= rnorm(nrow(mtcars)) )

#reverse order
sort(mtcars,by= nrow(mtcars):1 )

#sort by squared deviation from mean hp
sort(mtcars,by= -(hp-mean(hp))^2 )
sort(mtcars,by= "-(hp-mean(hp))^2" ) #identical

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