[R] Pointwise division of two zoo objects?

From: Adam Gustafson <amg81_at_uw.edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:16:20 -0700


Just trying to create returns from prices, and do something like:

returns.z = tail(prices.z,-1)/head(prices.z,-1) - 1 # should be equivalent to returns = exp(diff(log(prices.z))) - 1

Curiously, I get a zoo object back with zeros everywhere and also with the index having one fewer element than it should.

Does anyone know how to pointwise divide zoo objects, and what exactly "/" is doing?

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