Ahmet Ahmet - 1 year ago 126
R Question

R - Ordering using do.call with descending order

I want to order a dataset based on an user input.
The user input will be a char array (of column name), called cols below.

dataset1[do.call('order', as.list(dataset1[cols])),]

This works fine. I'm trying to add the ordering direction (descending or ascending) too but I keep getting the same error: "unused argument (descending = TRUE)".

Anyone can help me setting the ordering direction while using a char[] of columns?

Answer Source

We can place the extra argument in a list, concatenate the dataset with that and use do.call

dataset1[do.call('order', c(dataset1[cols], list(decreasing=TRUE))),]
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