Re: [R] sapply question

From: Petr Pikal <>
Date: Thu 29 Jun 2006 - 00:49:21 EST


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Tapply uses only one variable but you can use ?by or ?aggregate. by gives you a list, aggregate a data frame

by([,c(1,5,8:11,15)], your.column, function)

aggregate([,c(1,5,8:11,15)], list(your.columns, function)


On 28 Jun 2006 at 10:06, Afshartous, David wrote:

Date sent:      	Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:06:34 -0400
From:           	"Afshartous, David" <>
To:             	"Afshartous, David" <>,
Subject:        	[R] sapply question

> sent this to the list yesterday but didn't see it listed in the daily
> summary ... apologies if you receive it twice ...
> ________________________________
> From: Afshartous, David
> Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 10:02 AM
> To: ''
> Subject: sapply question
> All:
> I'm trying to use sapply to break up data within another function.
> (tapply doens't seem to work since I want to access several variables
> of a data set, not just break up a single variable according to a
> factor.) I tried the R documentation but that wasn't much help on
> this.
> The first function in the attached file works, breaking up the data
> according to patient number (6 observations per 24 patients) via a for
> loop i=1,..24.
> The second function is an attempt to use sapply instead of the first
> "for loop". it doesn't load properly and I seem to be absolutely
> blind as to why; my guess is that it's something "obvious". any help
> appreciated. (necessary data attached)
> thanks!
> dave
> ps:
> I'm on windows and,
> r.2 =100 (input to function)
> dat = comp.CAND.frm (attached file)
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