[R] Avoiding a loop

From: Jorge Ivan Velez <jorgeivanvelez_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 11:44:32 -0400

Dear R-users,

I've been working with three different data sets (X, Y and Z) with the same dimension (i.e, n \times k). What I needed to do was to conform a 4th data set, i.e. FINAL, which first row was the X's first row, its second row was the Y's first row, and its third row was the Z's first row, and so on.

My code is below. Is it possible to avoid the loop?

Thanks in advance,


# ----- Code starts here

# Seed and data frames X, Y and Z


# First five columns and rows


# FINAL' six rows

res=NULL; for(i in 1:nrow(X)) res=rbind(res,X[i,],Y[i,],Z[i,]) FINAL=data.frame(from.data=c('X','Y','Z'),res) FINAL[1:9,1:6]
# ----- Code ends here

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