[R] fraction with timelag

From: Patrick Hausmann <patrick.hausmann_at_uni-bremen.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:31:03 +0100


Dear r-help,

I'm having this DF

df <- data.frame(id = 1:6,

                  xout = c(1234, 2134, 234, 456, 324, 345),
                  xin= c(NA, 34,67,87,34, NA))

and would like to calculate the fraction (xin_t / xout_t-1) The result should be:
# NA, 2.76, 3.14, 37.18, 7.46, NA

I am sure there is a solution using zoo... but I don't know how...

Thanks for any help!
Patrick



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