[R] find jumps in vector of repeats

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Sat Oct 19 02:32:05 CEST 2013

Hint: ?diff

-- Bert

On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 5:17 PM, Benton, Paul
<hpaul.benton08 at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm not really sure how to search for this in google/Rseek so there is probably a command to do it. I also know I could write an apply loop to find it but thought I would ask all you lovely R gurus.
> I have a very long vector (length=1855190) it looks something like this
> 1111...2222...3333....etc so it would be something equivalent of doing:
> rep(c(1,2,3,4,5), c(10,30,24,65,3))
> How can I find the index of where the step/jump is? For example using the above I would get an index of 0, 10, 40, 64, 129
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Paul
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Bert Gunter
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