[R] Question: how to build a subset to do separate calculations

From: Spencer <zhuge99_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:00:36 -0700

Dear R Experts,

I am trying to create several subsets that I want to use as separate datasets. After separate subsets are created for each country, I want to do some calculations for each. I did the following:

data <- data.frame(na.omit(read.spss("trial.sav")))

attach (data)

Netherlands <- subset(data, COUNTRY = "NETHERLANDS") attach(Netherlands)

But after this step, when I check the summary statistics for "Netherlands," what returns is the summary for the original dataset. I've also tried defining Netherlands as Netherlands <- data.frame(subset(data, COUNTRY = "NETHERLANDS")), but get the same result.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Spencer Cohen
PhD Student
Department of Geography
University of Washington
Email: zhuge99_at_u.washington.edu
Website: staff.washington.edu/zhuge99

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