Re: [R] looking for a cleaner way to do something

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Tue 17 Oct 2006 - 20:02:59 GMT

Try this:

X <- structure(11:15, .Names = letters[1:5]) Y <- structure(21:25, .Names = letters[1:5])

rbind(group1 = X, group2 = Y)
tab <- rbind(group1 = X, group2 = Y)
tab[,-1] / tab[,1]

On 10/17/06, Leeds, Mark (IED) <> wrote:
> I have two numeric vectors each of length 17 and each is named the exact
> same way.
> so
> obsnum ppppp ppppm pppmp . dot dot dot......
> temp1 is 1417 52 63 85
> obsnum ppppp ppppm pppmp . dot dot dot......
> temp2 is 1213 41 50 97
> what i want to have is a resultant matrix with 2 rows and 16 columns
> where the 16 columns are the 2:17 columns divided by the respective
> first element in each vector.
> ( so 52, 63 and 85 should all get divided by 1417 and 41, 50 and 97
> should all be divided by 1213 ).
> it doesn't have to retain the column names because i can just assign
> them again when i am assigning the rownames.
> below is my code :
> resultmatrix<-rbind(temp1,temp2)
> resultmatrix<-resultmatrix[,2:17]/resultmatrix[,1]
> colnames(resultmatrix)<-colnames(temp1)
> rownames(resultmatrix)<-c("group1","group2")
> I'm pretty sure above will work but it seemed kind of ugly and I
> wondering if there is a better way because i am trying to improve in R.
> if there isn't, that's fine. thanks.
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