AWK script to create max value of 3rd column, grouping by first column

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Old 06-12-2012
AWK script to create max value of 3rd column, grouping by first column


I need an awk script (or whatever shell-construct) that would take data like below and get the max value of 3 column, when grouping by the 1st column.


and get results like:

The column-header lines are not required, but I thought would make example more concrete.

Thanks-In-Advance For any help!

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 06-12-2012 at 05:37 PM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 06-12-2012

Try this one,
awk 'BEGIN{FS=",";}{if(a[$1]<$3){a[$1]=$3;}}END{for(i in a){print i","a[i];}}' file|sort -t',' -k1,1

if you are using gawk, make you of asort function to sort the array a and ignore the sort cmd..

Last edited by rangarasan; 06-12-2012 at 06:02 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 06-13-2012
Try this ,
sort -t"," -k1,1 -k3,3nr Filename | awk -F"," '!a[$1]++'

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Old 06-13-2012
Another try..
awk -F, 'a[$1]<$3{a[$1]=$3} END {for (i in a){print i FS a[i]}}' file | sort

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