# Re: [R] Looping, Control Flow & Conditional Statements

From: Charles C. Berry <cberry_at_tajo.ucsd.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:59:52 -0700

See

?rle

HTH, Chuck

p.s.

> library(fortunes)
> fortune(106)

If the answer is parse() you should usually rethink the question.

• Thomas Lumley R-help (February 2005) --

see

?get

On Fri, 13 Jun 2008, Garth.Warren_at_csiro.au wrote:

> Dear R Group:
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> I have little experience using R and even less experience with control
> flow type questions.
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> See the following code:
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> a1 = c(0, 1, 1, 1,
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> 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
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> 0, 0, 1,
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> 1, 1, 1, 0, 0)
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> for(i in 1:1){
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> sx <- paste("a",i,sep="")
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> s <- eval(parse(text = paste("a",i,sep="")))
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> {g = numeric(length(s))
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> k = numeric(length(s))
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> {for (i in 1:length(s))
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> {for (j in 1:length(s))
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> ifelse(((j=i)>1),(g[j] = s[j] + s[i]),(k[j] = s[j] + s[i]))
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> }}
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> h1 <- hist(g,freq=TRUE)
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> h <- h1\$counts[4]
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> cat(sx,":", h,"\n",file = "C:/temp/test-beta.txt", append=TRUE)
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> }}
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> The output is:
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>> g
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> [1] 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0
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>> k
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> [1] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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>>
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>> h
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> [1] 7
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> & a text file, which has:
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> a1 : 7
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> k is a by-product of the ifelse statement and is of no interest & g and
> h only go part-way to answering my question, which is:
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> For every time an object i.e. a1 (which is actually a time series) - 0 1
> 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 has as value over 0 how long do the
> values stay above 0. So in this case a1 has two goups or events where
> the value is above zero, the first event lasts for 3 'days' and the
> second event lasts for 4 'days'. I have my code telling me that there
> was a total of 7 'days' in event or above 0, but what I need to know is
> that there were two 'events' and the 1st lasted 3 'days' and the 2nd
> lasted '4' days. Essentially I want a text file output to say:
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> a1.1 : 3
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> a1.2 : 4
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> My thinking is that I need to somehow get the code working through each
> vector one value at a time and when a value is found to meet the critera
> of > 0 R creates a new vector; to use the above example it would come
> to the first value >0 and then create the new vector a1.1 = (1,1,1) then

> as the next value in the series is 0 it would close this new vector
> 'a1.1'. It would then continue until it reaches the next value >0 and
> then create the vector a1.2 = (1,1,1,1) then again as the next value in
> the series is 0 it would close this new vector, and so on.
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> Then all I need to do is perform a count of '1's in these new vectors to
> find how many days they met this criteria of being greater than 0
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> I hope the above makes sense and I really hope there is someone willing
> and able to help. I don't know how to proceed.
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> Thanks,
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> Garth
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