[R] Weighted means in aggregate.table

From: smith_cc <smith_cc_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 12:19:50 -0700 (PDT)

I need to calculate the weighted means by two factors, the subject id and the time of measurement. I was hoping to use aggregate.table, but this function does not allow me to use different weights for each mean that is calculated.

id <- c(rep("a",4),rep("b",4))

time <- c(0,0,60,60,0,0,60,60)
y <- c(10,20,30,40,10,20,30,40)
weight <- c(1,2,3,4,4,3,2,1)

aggregate.table(y,id,time,FUN=weighted.mean,w=weight) Error in FUN(X[[1L]], ...) : 'x' and 'w' must have the same length

The function works if the data for each time are weighted the same across subjects:

   0 60
a 17 37
b 17 37

Can anyone suggest a solution? Thank you in advance!

Chad Smith

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