Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:39:54 -0500
Reply-To: Kevin Viel <citam.sasl@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Kevin Viel <citam.sasl@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Create dataset in certain order without having to sort?
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:18:42 -0500, Ya Huang <ya.huang@AMYLIN.COM> wrote:
>I was thinking down the same road (meaning use point), except I couldn't
>make it work. It is interesting that your code actually work for this
>particular case. I still don't quite get how the point var is updated
The programmer would have to update it. I could see this working for
trivial cases, but too many problems would arise beyond them. Instead of
POINT, one might use KEY. However, it seems to defeat the unstated point
of one "step" (no sort).
>Unfortunately, it won't work for my real situation, when the numbers
>of observation in x1 and x2 are not necessay the same.
...or even the situation when the positional correspondence is a mismatch,
i.e. observation 2 in dataset 2 is a new value but still matches
observation 1 n dataset 1. It could be done, but would require some