Re: [R] if function and apply

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 01 Aug 2006 - 08:09:47 EST

You test matrix did not have any 99 in it, so I replaced all '3's with NAs

> mat

     cat dog rat

[1,]   3   3   5
[2,]   5   5  NA
[3,]   6   3   4
[4,]   8   6   9

> mat[mat == 3] <- NA
> mat

     cat dog rat

[1,]  NA  NA   5
[2,]   5   5  NA
[3,]   6  NA   4
[4,]   8   6   9

>

You can not do "value == NA"; you have to use 'is.na(value)'

On 7/31/06, John Kane <jrkrideau@yahoo.ca> wrote:
>
> Runninn R.2.3.1 Windows XP
>
> I have a dataset just imported from SPSS. It has any
> number of 99's as missing data and it looks like the
> next dataset will have custom missing codes. I have
> abouat 120 variables and an N of 2000.
>
> "I think" thatI would like to apply a function to the
> data.frame (or to a matrix of the data if needed) to
> recode all the 99's to NA. I thought that I could
> adapt an example from the list using "apply" but with
> no success.
>
> Is there a decent source of examples of how to write
> an if statement on the web? I'm missing something
> simple.
> Here is an example of what I have been trying.
>
> ######
> cat <- c( 3,5,6,8)
> dog <- c(3,5,3,6)
> rat <- c (5, NA, 4, 9)
> mat <- (cbind(cat,dog, rat))
> Df <- data.frame(cbind(cat, dog, rat)
>
> # define function
> fn <- function (x a) {
> if (x==a)return (b) else x
> }
>
> apply(mat, c(1,2), fn, 99, NA)
> #####################
>
> Thanks
>
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-- 
Jim Holtman
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