# Re: [R] Problem using apply

From: Henrique Dallazuanna <wwwhsd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:33:35 -0300

The mean by col and by row are the same:

colMeans(m) == rowMeans(m)

So:

m / rowMeans(m) # You don't need apply here m / colMeans(m)

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Joachim de Lezardiere < joachim.lezard_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello ,
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> I can not get apply function to do what I want when doing stuff on rows.
> Let's say I want to divide the rows of matrix by their mean, the below show
> you get the same result weather you use 1 or 2, i.e. same result for
> columns
> than for means..:(
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> Thanks a lot for the help,
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> m = matrix( c(1,4,7,4,5,8,7,8,9), nrow = 3 )
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> divideByMean = function( v ){
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> return( v/mean(v))
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> }
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> rowMean = c( mean( m[1,]),mean( m[2,]),mean( m[3,]) )
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> rowMean
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> colMean = c( mean( m[,1]),mean( m[,2]),mean( m[,3]) )
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> colMean
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> m
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> print("ByRow")
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> apply( m, 1, divideByMean)
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> print("ByCol")
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> apply( m, 2, divideByMean)
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