Re: [R] A question about list

From: David Winsemius <dwinsemius_at_comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:15:34 -0400

On Mar 17, 2011, at 5:44 PM, ufuk beyaztas wrote:

> Hi dear all,
>
> It may be a simple question, i have a list output with different
> number of
> elements as following;
>
> [[1]]
> [1] 0.86801402 -0.82974691 0.39746666 -0.98566707 -4.96576856
> -1.32056754
> [7] -5.54093319 -0.07600462 -1.34457280 -1.04080125 1.62843297
> -0.20473912
> [13] 0.30659907 2.66908117 2.53791837 0.53788013 -0.57463077
> 0.27708874
> [19] -2.94233200 1.54565643 -6.83694100 7.21556266 -3.14823536
> -1.34590796
> [25] 0.78660855 5.53692735 1.22511890 7.65249980 -0.43008997
> -0.10536125
>
> [[2]]
> [1] -2.80332826 0.54414548 4.38232256 -1.38407653 -1.59241491
> -1.35509664
> [7] 1.04806755 -0.27685465 -1.36671548 -3.16649719 2.17194692
> -3.49404253
> [13] 4.69102017 2.78297615 0.34565006 1.05954751 1.78836097
> -0.80393182
> [19] 3.74315304 1.17427902 1.62354686 0.53186688 -6.56519965
> -3.39045485
> [25] 0.01043676 -0.18857654 -0.57070351 -0.06135564 6.92331269
> -1.46544614
> [31] -1.65309767
>
> [[3]]
> [1] 4.1923546 0.6319591 -0.8568113 -3.3115788 -2.4166481 -1.1543074
> [7] -0.9333245 0.2632038 -0.6909956 -3.1008763 -2.9557687 1.5382464
> [13] 1.2713290 6.6527302 1.0433603 -0.9916190 -2.7724673 -1.6554250
> [19] 1.8023591 -1.5101793 1.2604704 -0.2853326 -2.4312827 -0.4731487
> [25] 3.5061061 1.7392190 1.5493419 -0.7203778 -0.6995221 2.7686406
> [31] 6.1813364 -1.8665294
>
> I want to compute the percentile of all of 94 elements, i tried
> quantile(data) but i got an error like
> Error in sort.list(x, partial = unique(c(lo, hi))) :
> 'x' must be atomic for 'sort.list'
> Have you called 'sort' on a list?
> Can some one help me abouth this ?
> Thanks for any idea...

I don't know if quantile has a default for probs but if it does then try:

quantile( unlist(mylist) ) # untested.

-- 

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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