Re: [R] subsetting a data set

From: Sean O'Riordain <seanpor_at_acm.org>
Date: Fri 08 Sep 2006 - 11:05:44 GMT

Hi Graham,
Try creating a new column with the two levels that you want...

something along the lines of (warning untested!!!)

GQ1[(GQ1$Status == "Expert) | (GQ1$Status == "Ecol"),]$newColumn <- "AllEcol" GQ1[GQ1$Status == "Stake",]$newColumn <- "Stake"

and then do the
by(GQ1[,"Max"], list(GQ1$NewColumn), summary)

when in doubt... break the problem into smaller chunks... :-)

cheers,
Sean

On 08/09/06, Graham Smith <myotisone@gmail.com> wrote:
> Petr,
>
> Thanks again, but the data is GQ1, Max is a variable (column)
>
> So I have used
>
> by(GQ1[,"Max"], list(GQ1$Status), summary)
>
> Which is very good, and is better than the way I did it before by
> summarising for each status level individually, but that still isn't combing
> the data for Status == "Expert" and Status = "Ecol"
>
> So at the moment the status variable has 3 levels Expert, Ecol and Stake,
>
> I want to analsye that at two levels: Expert and Ecol combined into a new
> level called "AllEcol" and the exsiting level "Stake"
>
> It is this combining the levels that has got me stuck.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Graham
>
> On 08/09/06, Petr Pikal <petr.pikal@precheza.cz> wrote:
> >
> > Sorry, I did not notice that in your case Max is not a function but
> > your data. So probably
> >
> > by(Max[, your.columns], list(Max$status), summary)
> >
> > is maybe what you want.
> > HTH
> > Petr
> >
> >
> > On 8 Sep 2006 at 10:31, Petr Pikal wrote:
> >
> > From: "Petr Pikal" <petr.pikal@precheza.cz>
> > To: "Graham Smith" <myotisone@gmail.com>,
> > r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Date sent: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 10:31:12 +0200
> > Priority: normal
> > Subject: Re: [R] subsetting a data set
> >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I am not sure if your Max is the same as max so I am not sure what you
> > > exactly want from your data. However you shall consult ?tapply, ?by,
> > > ?aggregate and maybe also ?"[" together with chapter 2 in intro manual
> > > in docs directory.
> > >
> > > aggregate(data[, some.columns], list(data$factor1, data$factor2), max)
> > >
> > > will give you maximum for specified columns based on spliting the data
> > > according to both factors
> > >
> > > Also connection summary with max is not common and I wonder what is
> > > your output in this case. I believe that there are six same numbers.
> > > However R is case sensitive and maybe Max does something different
> > > from max. In my case it throws an error.
> > >
> > > HTH
> > > Petr
> > >
> > > On 8 Sep 2006 at 8:06, Graham Smith wrote:
> > >
> > > Date sent: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 08:06:16 +0100
> > > From: "Graham Smith" <myotisone@gmail.com>
> > > To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > > Subject: [R] subsetting a data set
> > >
> > > > I have a data set called GQ1, which has 20 variables one of which is
> > > > a factor called Status at thre levels "Expert", "Ecol" and "Stake"
> > > >
> > > > I have managed to evaluate some of the data split by status using
> > > > commands like:
> > > >
> > > > summary (Max[Status=="Ecol"])
> > > >
> > > > BUT how do I produce asummary for Ecol and Expert combined, the
> > > > only example I can find suggsts I could use
> > > >
> > > > summary (Max[Status=="Ecol"& Status=="Expert"]) but that doesn't
> > > > work.
> > > >
> > > > Additionally on the same vein, if I cannot work out how to create a
> > > > new data set that would contain all the data for all the variables
> > > > but only for the data where Status = Ecol, or where status equalles
> > > > Ecol and Expert.
> > > >
> > > > I know this is yet again a very simple problem, but I really can't
> > > > find the solution in the help or the books I have.
> > > >
> > > > Many thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Graham
> > > >
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> > > >
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> >
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