[R] do.call("[", ...) question

Kevin Bartz kbartz at loyaltymatrix.com
Wed Sep 8 18:25:29 CEST 2004

This worked very well for me:

do.call("[", c(list(a), jj))

What about you?


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Subject: [R] do.call("[", ...) question

Hi again everyone

I have an arbitrarily dimensional array "a" and a list "jj" of length
length(dim(a)).    The elements of jj are vectors of indexes.

How do I use do.call() to extract a[ jj[[1]], jj[[2]], jj[[3]], ...] ?

Toy example follows:

a <- matrix(1:30,5,6)
jj <- list(5:1,6:1)

I want the following

  a[ jj[[1]],jj[[2]] ]

How do I do this?



Of course, the one that works is


but I don't know how long jj is apriori so this won't do.
Robin Hankin
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