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sorted_first

agg.sorted_first returns an aggregator that sorts a table in ascending order and then computes the first value, within an aggregation group, for each input column.

note

agg.sorted_first will produce the same results as a sort operation followed by agg.first.

Syntax

sorted_first(order_by: str, cols: List[str]) -> Aggregation

Parameters

ParameterTypeDescription
order_byString

The column to sort by.

colsList[str]

The source column(s) for the calculations.

  • ["X"] will output the first value in the X column for each group.
  • ["Y = X"] will output the first value in the X column for each group and rename it to Y.
  • ["X, A = B"] will output the first value in the X column for each group and the first value in the B column, while renaming it to A.
caution

If an aggregation does not rename the resulting column, the aggregation column will appear in the output table, not the input column. If multiple aggregations on the same column do not rename the resulting columns, an error will result, because the aggregations are trying to create multiple columns with the same name. For example, in table.agg_by([agg.sum_(cols=[“X”]), agg.avg(cols=["X"]), both the sum and the average aggregators produce column X, which results in an error.

Returns

An aggregator that sorts the table in ascending order and then computes the first value, within an aggregation group, for each input column.

Examples

In this example, agg.sorted_first returns the first Y value as sorted by Z and grouped by X.

from deephaven import new_table
from deephaven.column import string_col, int_col, double_col
from deephaven import agg as agg

source = new_table([
string_col("X", ["A", "B", "A", "C", "B", "A", "B", "B", "C"]),
string_col("Y", ["N", "O", "P", "N", "P", "N", "", "Q", "O"]),
int_col("Z", [3, 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 4, 1, 2]),
])

result = source.agg_by([agg.sorted_first(order_by="Z", cols=["Y"])], by=["X"])

In this example, agg.sorted_first returns the first Y value (renamed to Z), as sorted by Z and grouped by X.

from deephaven import new_table
from deephaven.column import string_col, int_col, double_col
from deephaven import agg as agg

source = new_table([
string_col("X", ["A", "B", "A", "C", "B", "A", "B", "B", "C"]),
string_col("Y", ["N", "O", "P", "N", "P", "N", "", "Q", "O"]),
int_col("Z", [3, 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 4, 1, 2]),
])

result = source.agg_by([agg.sorted_first(order_by="Z", cols=["Z=Y"])], by=["X"])

In this example, agg.sorted_first returns the first Y string and first Z integer, as sorted by Z and grouped by X.

from deephaven import new_table
from deephaven.column import string_col, int_col, double_col
from deephaven import agg as agg

source = new_table([
string_col("X", ["A", "B", "A", "C", "B", "A", "B", "B", "C"]),
string_col("Y", ["N", "O", "P", "N", "P", "N", "", "Q", "O"]),
int_col("Z", [3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 4, 1, 2]),
])

result = source.agg_by([agg.sorted_first(order_by="Z", cols=["Y", "Z"])], by=["X"])

In this example, agg.sorted_first returns the first Z integer, as sorted by Z and grouped by X and Y.

from deephaven import new_table
from deephaven.column import string_col, int_col, double_col
from deephaven import agg as agg

source = new_table([
string_col("X", ["A", "B", "A", "C", "B", "A", "B", "B", "C"]),
string_col("Y", ["N", "O", "P", "N", "P", "N", "", "Q", "O"]),
int_col("Z", [3, 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 4, 1, 2]),
])

result = source.agg_by([agg.sorted_first(order_by="Z", cols=["Z"])], by=["X", "Y"])

In this example, agg.sorted_first returns the first Y string, and agg.max_ returns the maximum Z integer, as sorted by Z and grouped by X.

from deephaven import new_table
from deephaven.column import string_col, int_col, double_col
from deephaven import agg as agg

source = new_table([
string_col("X", ["A", "B", "A", "C", "B", "A", "B", "B", "C"]),
string_col("Y", ["N", "O", "P", "N", "P", "N", "", "Q", "O"]),
int_col("Z", [3, 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 4, 1, 2]),
])

result = source.agg_by([agg.sorted_first(order_by="Z", cols=["SortedFirstY = Y"]),agg.max_("Z")], by=["X"])