Re: [R] problem with NA and if

From: Keld J?rn Simonsen <keld_at_dkuug.dk>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:12:20 +0200

On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 04:44:53PM +1000, Andrew Robinson wrote:
> Hi Keld
>
> you should read ?sum.
>
> sum(c(1,2,NA), na.rm=TRUE)

Thanks, that solved my problem.

Best regars
keld

> Cheers
>
> Andrew
>
> On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 08:29:34AM +0200, Keld J?rn Simonsen wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I would like to sum a number of time series, some of them having NA's
> >
> > Standard action is here that if I sum a value with a NA, then the result
> > is NA. I would like it to just keep the value.
> >
> > I then try to:
> >
> > a = NA; if (a == NA) { a = 0}
> >
> > just to try it out, but it says
> >
> > Error in if (a == NA) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
> >
> > What is wrong, and can I do it smarter? I looked at na.action but I
> > don't see how it affects addition of vectors, nor time series.
> >
> > Best regards
> > keld
> >
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