From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>

Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 00:14:03 -0400

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In the following cs increases by 1 for each nonzero entry in x. Thus the zeros plus the preceding nonzero form runs in cs. seq(cs)-match(cs,cs) assigns 0 to the first element of each such run, 1 to the next, 2 to the next and so on. Thus shifting it forward and adding 1 gives the number of preceding zeros, num0p1.

cs <- cumsum(x != 0)

num0p1 <- head(c(0, seq(cs) - match(cs, cs)), -1) + 1
ifelse(x == 0, NA, log(x/num0p1))

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 2:30 PM, T.D.Rudolph <prairie.picker_at_gmail.com> wrote:

*>
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> I am trying to set up a function which processes my data according to the

*> following rules:
**>
**> 1. if (x[i]==0) NA
**> 2. if (x[i]>0) log(x[i]/(number of consecutive zeros immediately preceding
**> it +1))
**>
**> The data this will apply to include a variety of whole numbers not limited
**> to 1 & 0, a number of which may appear consecutively and not separated by
**> zeros. Below is an example with a detailed explanation of the output
**> desired:
**>
**> x <- c(3,2,0,1,0,2,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,4,1)
**> output desired = c(1.098, 0.69, NA, -0.69, NA, -0.41, NA, NA, 1.098, NA, NA,
**> NA, NA, -0.22, 0)
**>
**> the 1st element, 3, becomes log(3) = 1.098612
**> the 2nd element, 2, becomes log(2) = 0.6931472
**> the 3rd element, 0, becomes NA (cannot log zero).
**> the 4rd element, 1, becomes log(1/(1(number of consecutive zeros immediately
**> preceding it) + 1 (constant))) = log(1/2) = -0.6931472
**> the 5th element, 0, becomes NA
**> the 6th element, 2, becomes log(2/(1(number of consecutive zeros immediately
**> preceding it) + 1 (constant))) = log(2/3) = -0.4054651
**> the 7th and 8th elements, both zeros, become NA
**> the 9th element, 1, becomes log(1/(2(number of consecutive zeros immediately
**> preceding it) + 1 (constant))) = log(1/3) = 1.098612
**> the 10-13th elements, all zeros, each become NA
**> the 14th element, 4, becomes log(4/(4(number of consecutive zeros
**> immediately preceding it) + 1 (constant))) = log(4/5) = -0.2231436
**> the 15th element, 1, becomes log(1) = 0
**>
**> This one has been in the works for some time and I can't quite seem to crack
**> it.
**> I would be indebted to anyone who could with success - it seemed so simple
**> at the offset!
**> Tyler
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