# Re: [R] looking for alternative of 'if-else'

From: Arun Kumar Saha <arun.kumar.saha_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 21:28:46 +0530

# calculation for monthly or quarterly mean calc = function(frequ = c("M S", "Q S"))

```              {
switch(frequ
"M S" = aggregate(data1, as.yearmon, mean)
"Q S" = aggregate(data1, as.yearqtr, mean))
}

```

However I am getting lot of errors while executing. Any further suggestion?

Regards,

On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 3:38 PM, <ctu_at_bigred.unl.edu> wrote:

> Why don't you try "switch" Let me assume that you want to calculate a=3 and
> b =5 by using one of "MEAN", "SUM","MIN", and "MAX functions. Then you could
> write your code: (If you want to calculate "MEAN")
>
> example<-function(fun=c("MEAN", "SUM", "MIN", "MAX")){
>>
> + fun<-match.arg(fun);a=3;b=5
> + switch( fun,
> + MEAN=(a+b)/2,
> + SUM=a+b,
> + MIN=min(a,b),
> + MAX=max(a,b))
> + }
>
>> example("MEAN")
>>
> [1] 4
>
>>
> Chunhao Tu
>
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> Quoting Arun Kumar Saha <arun.kumar.saha_at_gmail.com>:
>
> There is "if-else" loop if I have to choose 1 item from a 2-item list.
>> However if I have a list of 4 items (let say) then how i can choose a
>> single
>> item without employing 'if-else' loop? I mean in VBA I can use
>> "select-case", is there any equivalent in R as well?
>>
>> Regards,
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