R Language Aggregating data frames Aggregating with dplyr


Example

Aggregating with dplyr is easy! You can use the group_by() and the summarize() functions for this. Some examples are given below.

CODE:

# Aggregating with dplyr
library(dplyr)

df = data.frame(group=c("Group 1","Group 1","Group 2","Group 2","Group 2"), subgroup = c("A","A","A","A","B"),value = c(2,2.5,1,2,1.5))
print(df)

# sum, grouping by one column
df %>% group_by(group) %>% summarize(value = sum(value)) %>% as.data.frame()

# mean, grouping by one column
df %>% group_by(group) %>% summarize(value = mean(value)) %>% as.data.frame()

# sum, grouping by multiple columns
df %>% group_by(group,subgroup) %>% summarize(value = sum(value)) %>% as.data.frame()

# custom function, grouping by one column
# in this example we want the sum of all values larger than 2 per group.
df %>% group_by(group) %>% summarize(value = sum(value[value>2])) %>% as.data.frame()

OUTPUT:

> library(dplyr)
> 
> df = data.frame(group=c("Group 1","Group 1","Group 2","Group 2","Group 2"), subgroup = c("A","A","A","A","B"),value = c(2,2.5,1,2,1.5))
> print(df)
    group subgroup value
1 Group 1        A   2.0
2 Group 1        A   2.5
3 Group 2        A   1.0
4 Group 2        A   2.0
5 Group 2        B   1.5
> 
> # sum, grouping by one column
> df %>% group_by(group) %>% summarize(value = sum(value)) %>% as.data.frame()
    group value
1 Group 1   4.5
2 Group 2   4.5
> 
> # mean, grouping by one column
> df %>% group_by(group) %>% summarize(value = mean(value)) %>% as.data.frame()
    group value
1 Group 1  2.25
2 Group 2  1.50
> 
> # sum, grouping by multiple columns
> df %>% group_by(group,subgroup) %>% summarize(value = sum(value)) %>% as.data.frame()
    group subgroup value
1 Group 1        A   4.5
2 Group 2        A   3.0
3 Group 2        B   1.5
> 
> # custom function, grouping by one column
> # in this example we want the sum of all values larger than 2 per group.
> df %>% group_by(group) %>% summarize(value = sum(value[value>2])) %>% as.data.frame()
    group value
1 Group 1   2.5
2 Group 2   0.0