Re: [R] Applying a function to each element of an array

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 08 Oct 2005 - 05:42:17 EST

On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> If A is the matrix the answer is 2*(1 - 2^(-A)), which took about 10secs
> for an example of your size.
>
>> From \sum_{i=1}^n x^{1-i} = (1-x^{-n})/(1-x), E & OE.

NB: I have assumed n >= 1 here, as people nornally do when using 1:count.

> On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Tim Smith wrote:
>
>> I have a 7000x7000 matrix, and each element is an integer. For each
>> element, I want to apply the function :
>>
>> wt <- 0
>> for(q in 1:count){
>> wt <- wt + 0.5^(q-1)
>> }
>>
>> I get the value of 'count' from the elements in the matrix , and want to
>> store the corresponding 'wt' value for that element.
>>
>> I suppose I could loop through the matrix, and apply the function to
>> each element but this would take a really really long time. Are there
>> any quicker ways to get the same result?
>
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