# Re: [R] Multidimensional contingency tables

From: Robert A LaBudde <ral_at_lcfltd.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 23:03:56 -0400

Now that is simple and elegant. Thanks!

PS. Is there a course available for learning how to read R help information? :)

At 10:52 PM 4/21/2008, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> xtabs(count ~., prob1)
>
>On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Robert A. LaBudde <ral_at_lcfltd.com> wrote:
> > How does one ideally handle and display multidimenstional contingency
> > tables in R v. 2.6.2?
> >
> > E.g.:
> >
> > > prob1<- data.frame(victim=c(rep('white',4),rep('black',4)),
> > + perp=c(rep('white',2),rep('black',2),rep('white',2),rep('black',2)),
> > + death=rep(c('yes','no'),4), count=c(19,132,11,52,0,9,6,97))
> > > prob1
> > victim perp death count
> > 1 white white yes 19
> > 2 white white no 132
> > 3 white black yes 11
> > 4 white black no 52
> > 5 black white yes 0
> > 6 black white no 9
> > 7 black black yes 6
> > 8 black black no 97
> >
> > The xtabs() function doesn't seem appropriate, as it has no means of
> > using 'count'.
> >
> > This must be a common problem.

> >
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Robert A. LaBudde, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAFS e-mail: ral_at_lcfltd.com
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