Re: [R] (Newbie) Functions on vectors

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 18 Feb 2006 - 07:39:26 EST

Something like

Qs <- c("30/6", "30/9", "31/12", "31/3") paste(Qs[quarter], year + (quarter==4), sep="")

(no trailing semicolons are necessary)

On Fri, 17 Feb 2006, Vivek Satsangi wrote:

> Folks,
>
> I want to make the following function more efficient, by vectorizing it:
>
> getCriterionDecisionDate <- function (quarter , year)
> {
> if (length(quarter) != length(year)) stop ("Quarter and year vectors
> of unequal length!");
> ret <- character(0);
>
> for (i in 1:length(quarter)) {
> currQuarter <- quarter[i];
> currYear <- year[i];
>
> if ((currQuarter < 1) | (currQuarter > 4)) stop ("Invalid quarter!");
> if ((currYear < 1986) | (currYear > 2004)) stop ("Invalid year!");
>
> # If the criterion date is 1Q2004, then the reports were for periods
> # ending in Feb, March and April 2004 and the decision date is July 1, 2004.
> if (currQuarter == 1) {
> ret <- c(ret,paste("06/30/",currYear,sep=""));
> } else if (currQuarter == 2) {
> ret <- c(ret,paste("09/30/",currYear,sep=""));
> } else if (currQuarter == 3) {
> ret <- c(ret,paste("12/31/",currYear,sep=""));
> } else if (currQuarter == 4) {
> ret <- c(ret,paste("3/31/",currYear+1,sep=""));
> }
> }
>
> ret;
> }
>
>
> How can I make the 'if' statements work on vectors rather than using
> one value at a time? (sorry, my copy of MASS is at home).
>
> --
> -- Vivek Satsangi
> Student, Rochester, NY USA
>
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