# Re: [R] How to calculate means for multiple variables in samples with different sizes

From: Henrique Dallazuanna <wwwhsd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:58:52 -0300

Try this:

aggregate(. ~ sample, x[-2], FUN = mean)

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 6:32 AM, Aline Santos <alinexss_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello R-helpers:
>
> I have data like this:
>
> sample replicate height weight age
> A 1.00 12.0 0.64 6.00
> A 2.00 12.2 0.38 6.00
> A 3.00 12.4 0.49 6.00
> B 1.00 12.7 0.65 4.00
> B 2.00 12.8 0.78 5.00
> C 1.00 11.9 0.45 6.00
> C 2.00 11.84 0.44 2.00
> C 3.00 11.43 0.32 3.00
> C 4.00 10.24 0.84 4.00
> D 1.00 14.2 0.54 2.00
> D 2.00 15.67 0.67 7.00
> D 3.00 15.11 0.81 7.00
>
> Now, how can I calculate the mean for each condition (heigth, weigth, age)
> in each sample, considering the samples have different number of
> replicates?
>
>
> The final matrix should look like:
>
> sample height weight age
> A 12.20 0.50 6.00
> B 12.75 0.72 4.50
> C 11.35 0.51 3.75
> D 14.99 0.67 5.33
>
> This is a simplified version of my dataset, which consist of 100 samples
> (unequally distributed in 530 replicates) for 600 different conditions.
>
> I appreciate all the help.
>
> A.S.
>
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