# Re: [R] Help with basic loop

From: Ivan Calandra <ivan.calandra_at_uni-hamburg.de>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:00:26 +0200

Well, I was quite blind not to change 1 to 1000 in runif() and use replicate()!!
It gets even faster if you create prob first.

Ivan

Le 4/11/2011 10:53, Dennis Murphy a écrit :
> Hi:
>
> Let's assume the lengths of each vector are the same so that they can
> be multiplied. Here's the timing on my machine:
>
> > system.time(replicate(1000, { prob<-numeric(1000)
> +
> + for (n in 1:1000) {
> + task1 <- runif(1, min=0.8, max= 0.9)
> + task2 <- runif(1, min=0.75, max= 0.85)
> + task3 <- runif(1, min=0.81, max= 0.89)
> + }
> + }))
> user system elapsed
> 16.96 0.01 17.19
> > system.time(replicate(1000, {
> + task1 = runif(1000, min = 0.8, max = 0.9)
> + task2 <- runif(1000, min = 0.75, max = 0.85)
> + task3 <- runif(1000, min = 0.81, max = 0.89)
> user system elapsed
> 0.37 0.00 0.39
>
> Dennis
>
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 1:42 AM, Ivan Calandra
> <ivan.calandra_at_uni-hamburg.de <mailto:ivan.calandra_at_uni-hamburg.de>>
> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I think you can do this without a loop (well, replicate() is based
> on sapply()):
> prob<-numeric(1000)
> task1 <- replicate(1000,runif(1, min=0.8, max= 0.9))
> task2 <- replicate(1000,runif(1, min=0.75, max= 0.85))
> task3 <- replicate(1000,runif(1, min=0.81, max= 0.89))
>
> It might not be faster, but I don't think it can be slower. And I
> find the code easier and clearer.
> Please correct me if this is not equivalent.
>
> HTH,
> Ivan
>
>
> Le 4/11/2011 01:06, Daniel Malter a écrit :
>
> The loop is correct, you just need to make sure that your
> result is computed
> and stored as the n-th element that is returned by the loop.
> Pick up any
> manual of R, and looping will be explained there. Also, I
> would recommend
> that you draw a random number for every iteration of the loop.
> Defining the
> random vectors outside the loop make sense to me only if they
> are the same
> length as n.
>
> prob<-numeric(1000)
>
> for (n in 1:1000) {
> task1<- runif(1, min=0.8, max= 0.9)
> task2<- runif(1, min=0.75, max= 0.85)
> task3<- runif(1, min=0.81, max= 0.89)
> }
>
> If you wanted to store the individual probabilities
> proceed accordingly by defining them outside the loop and
> storing the value
> in the loop as the n-th element of that vector just like for prob.
>
> HTH,
> Daniel
>
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