Yenici - 8 months ago 36

R Question

Is it possible to select all *unique* values from a column of a

`data.frame`

`select`

`dplyr`

Something like "

`SELECT DISTINCT field1 FROM table1`

`SQL`

Thanks!

Answer

In dplyr 0.3 this can be easily achieved using the `distinct()`

method.

Here is an example:

`distinct_df = df %>% distinct(field1)`

You can get a vector of the distinct values with:

`distinct_vector = distinct_df$field1`

You can also select a subset of columns at the same time as you perform the `distinct()`

call, which can be cleaner to look at if you examine the data frame using head/tail/glimpse.:

```
distinct_df = df %>% distinct(field1) %>% select(field1)
distinct_vector = distinct_df$field1
```