Re: [R] using "table" in R

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sun 17 Sep 2006 - 13:53:49 GMT

On Sun, 17 Sep 2006, jim holtman wrote:

> You can use 'names'
>
>> d = as.data.frame(matrix(c(1, 2, 3, 3), 2,2))
>>
>> x <- table(unlist(d))
>> x
>
> 1 2 3
> 1 1 2
>> names(x)
> [1] "1" "2" "3"

You can, but Søren was equally correct: names() on a 1D array actually looks up the dimnames. OTOH, we do really want to encourage people to use the accessor functions, so

> dimnames(x)[[1]]

[1] "1" "2" "3"

is better supported.

> On 9/17/06, Søren Merser <merser@image.dk> wrote:
>> hi, here's a way:
>>> attr(table(unlist(d)),'dimnames')[[1]]
>> [1] "1" "2" "3"
>>> as.numeric(table(unlist(d)))
>> [1] 1 1 2

You don't need as.numeric here: as.vector will remove the attributes if that is the intention.

>> soren
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bingshan Li" <bingshanli@yahoo.com>
>> To: "jim holtman" <jholtman@gmail.com>
>> Cc: <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch>
>> Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:14 AM
>> Subject: Re: [R] using "table" in R
>>
>>
>>> Hi Jim,
>>>
>>> This is the way to get the frequencies. But what I
>>> want is to store the elements in one vector and their
>>> frequencies in another vector. My problem is that when
>>> I call "table" to return the frequency table, I do not
>>> know how to extract these two vectors. I tried
>>> table(...)$dinnames and it did not work. It returned
>>> NULL.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>>
>>> --- jim holtman <jholtman@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Here is one way; you create a vector of the data in
>>>> the dataframe with
>>>> 'unlist' and then use table:
>>>>
>>>>> d = as.data.frame(matrix(c(1, 2, 3, 3), 2,2))
>>>>> d
>>>> V1 V2
>>>> 1 1 3
>>>> 2 2 3
>>>>> table(unlist(d))
>>>>
>>>> 1 2 3
>>>> 1 1 2
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/16/06, Bingshan Li <bingshanli@yahoo.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hi there,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a dataframe whose elements are numbers or
>>>>> characters. I want to extract the frequencies of
>>>> each
>>>>> elements in the dataframe. For example,
>>>>>
>>>>> d = as.data.frame(matrix(c(1, 2, 3, 3), 2,2))
>>>>>
>>>>> What I want is first what are the elements in the
>>>> data
>>>>> (1,2,3 here) and second what are their frequencies
>>>>> (1,1,2 respectively). How to use "table" to
>>>> extract
>>>>> these two pieces of information? I played with
>>>> "table"
>>>>> but couldn't extract the information. Please
>>>> assume
>>>>> that we do not know how many elements in the
>>>> dataframe
>>>>> a priori.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks a lot!
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Jim Holtman
>>>> Cincinnati, OH
>>>> +1 513 646 9390
>>>>
>>>> What is the problem you are trying to solve?
>>>>
>>>
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>
>

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