Re: [R] Fill a matrix with vectors of different lengths

From: Dimitris Rizopoulos <dimitris.rizopoulos_at_med.kuleuven.be>
Date: Mon 16 Oct 2006 - 08:51:09 GMT

you can try something like the following:

out <- lapply(1:length(v), function(i) binc(v[1:i])) nout <- max(sapply(out, length))
sapply(out, function(x) c(x, rep(0, nout - length(x))))

I hope it helps.

Best,
Dimitris



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> Hello,
>
> how can I best fill a (fixed) matrix with vectors of varying lengths
> by
> column, setting the superfluous elements to zero? Here is my code:
>
> v<-(1,1,2,3,4,6)
>
> binc<-function(x){
> l<-sum(x)+1
> y<-c(1,rep(0,l-1))
> for (i in x) y<-y+c(rep(0,i),y)[1:l]
> }
>
> mat<-matrix(0, nrow=sum(v)+1, ncol=length(v))
> for (i in 1:length(v)) mat[,i]=mat[,i]+binc(v[1:i])
>
> the expression in the for-loop produces an error since mat[,i] and
> binc(v[1:i]) are of unequal lengths, except on the last iteration.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Serguei
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