Re: [R] Fortune?

From: Achim Zeileis <Achim.Zeileis_at_uibk.ac.at>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:19:32 +0200 (CEST)

Bert,

thanks for the pointer, added to the devel version of "fortunes" on R-Forge.

thx,
Z

On Fri, 25 Jun 2010, Bert Gunter wrote:

> "On average, any data manipulation that can be described in a sentence or
> two of English can be programmed in one line in R. If you find yourself
> writing a long 'for' loop to do something that sounds simple, take a step
> back and research if an existing combination of functions can easily handle
> your request."
>
> -- Erik Iverson
>
>
> I nominate this for a Fortune. (email thread in which it appeared below)
>
> -- Bert
>
>
> Bert Gunter
> Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On
> Behalf Of Erik Iverson
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:14 PM
> To: john polo
> Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] write a loop for tallies
>
> On average, any data manipulation that can be described in a sentence or two
> of
> English can be programmed in one line in R. If you find yourself writing a
> long
> 'for' loop to do something that sounds simple, take a step back and research
> if
> an existing combination of functions can easily handle your request.
>
> john polo wrote:
>> Dear R users,
>>
>> I have a list of numbers such as
>>
>> > n
>> [1] 3000 4000 5000 3000 5000 6000 4000 5000 7000 5000 6000 7000
>>
>> and i'd like to set up a loop that will keep track of the number of
>> occurences of each of the values that occur in the list, e.g.
>>
>> 3000: 2
>> 4000: 2
>> 5000: 4
>>
>> I came up with the following:
>>
>> a<- for (i in 1:length(n)) {
>> r<-0
>> s<-0
>> t<-0
>> u<-0
>> v<-0
>> ifelse(n[i] == "3000", r <- r+1,
>> ifelse(n[i] == "4000", s <- r+1,
>> ifelse(n[i] == "5000", t <- r+1,
>> ifelse(n[i] == "6000", u <- r+1,
>> ifelse(n[i] == "7000", v <- r+1, NA)))))
>> r<-sum(r)
>> s<-sum(s)
>> t<-sum(t)
>> u<-sum(u)
>> v<-sum(v)
>> cat("r = ", r, "\n")
>> cat("s = ", s, "\n")
>> cat("t = ", t, "\n")
>> cat("u = ", u, "\n")
>> cat("v = ", v, "\n")
>> }
>>
>> However, this is the output:
>>
>> r = 1
>> s = 0
>> t = 0
>> u = 0
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 1
>> t = 0
>> u = 0
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 0
>> t = 1
>> u = 0
>> v = 0
>> r = 1
>> s = 0
>> t = 0
>> u = 0
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 0
>> t = 1
>> u = 0
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 0
>> t = 0
>> u = 1
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 1
>> t = 0
>> u = 0
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 0
>> t = 1
>> u = 0
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 0
>> t = 0
>> u = 0
>> v = 1
>> r = 0
>> s = 0
>> t = 1
>> u = 0
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 0
>> t = 0
>> u = 1
>> v = 0
>> r = 0
>> s = 0
>> t = 0
>> u = 0
>> v = 1
>>
>> How should i write this loop, please? I've tried variations with "if"
>> instead of "ifelse" and receive errors about "unexpected {" or
>> "unexpected )".
>>
>> regards,
>> john
>>
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