vec_identify_runs() returns a vector of identifiers for the elements of x that indicate which run of repeated values they fall in. The number of runs is also returned as an attribute, n.

vec_identify_runs(x)

Arguments

x A vector.

Value

An integer vector with the same size as x. A scalar integer attribute, n, is attached.

Details

Unlike base::rle(), adjacent missing values are considered identical when constructing runs. For example, vec_identify_runs(c(NA, NA)) will return c(1, 1), not c(1, 2).

Examples

x <- c("a", "z", "z", "c", "a", "a")

vec_identify_runs(x)
#> [1] 1 2 2 3 4 4
#> attr(,"n")
#> [1] 4
y <- c(1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3)

# With multiple columns, the runs are constructed rowwise
df <- data_frame(
x = x,
y = y
)

vec_identify_runs(df)
#> [1] 1 2 2 3 4 5
#> attr(,"n")
#> [1] 5