# RE: [R] Choices from a matrix

From: Berton Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Sat 07 May 2005 - 05:48:59 EST

If I understand you correctly, here's one way based on expand.grid().

I is just an index set, and so all you really need to do is generate your 2^k rows from the part of the matrix you're using in the right places via replacement:

e.g. newX<-matrix(0, ncol=ncol(X),nrow=2^length(I)) newX[,I]<-expand.grid(as.list(as.data.frame(X[,I])))

N.B. I tried to do the this without the explicit as.list() cast, but got an error message. I would have thought that expand.grid should have recognized that a data.frame IS a list without the cast.

• Bert Gunter Genentech Non-Clinical Statistics South San Francisco, CA

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>
> Could someone please suggest a more clever solution to the
> following problem than my loop below?
>
> Given X a 2xN matrix X, and I a k-subset of N,
> Generate the (2^k)xN matrix Y with columns not in I all zero
> and the other columns with all choices of an entry from the
> first or second row of X.
>
> For example, with
> X <- matrix(1:8, nrow=2)
> I <- c(1,3)
>
> X is
> 1 3 5 7
> 2 4 6 8
>
> and Y should be
> 1 0 5 0
> 2 0 5 0
> 1 0 6 0
> 2 0 6 0
>
> The order of the rows is unimportant.
> ---
> I solved this using a loop over the rows of Y after forming
> some preliminary matrices. I think it could be improved.
>
> N <- NCOL(X)
> k <- length(I)
> G <- as.matrix(expand.grid(rep(list(c(1,2)),k)))
> Y <- matrix(0,nc=N,nr=NROW(G))
>
> for(i in 1:NROW(G)){
> ind <- rep(1,N)
> ind[I] <- G[i,]
> Y[i,] <- X[array(c(ind,1:N),dim=c(N,2))]
> }
> Y[,-I] <- 0
>
>
>
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