Re: [R] summing values by group

From: Dimitris Rizopoulos <dimitris.rizopoulos_at_med.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Fri 25 Mar 2005 - 03:27:11 EST

you could use '?by()', e.g.,

dat <- data.frame(CAT=sample(letters[1:5], 100, TRUE), x=rnorm(100), y=rnorm(100), z=rnorm(100))
by(dat[sapply(dat, is.numeric)], dat$CAT, sum) by(dat[sapply(dat, is.numeric)], dat$CAT, mean)

I hope it helps.

Best,
Dimitris



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> At the risk of being wacked for asking what should be obvious....
>
> I have a data frame with one categorical variable "CAT" and several
> numeric variables. I want to be able to get simple statistics on
> the
> numeric variables by level. For example, just as you can use table
> (CAT) to get the counts, I'd like to be able to get the means and
> sums
> by category.
>
> If someone could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
> I've been through the SimpleR and Using R for Data Analysis... docs
> and I'm still clueless.
>
> thanks for your help.
>
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