[R] Summary Stats (not summary(x))

Gabor Csardi csardi at rmki.kfki.hu
Wed Jul 9 17:33:57 CEST 2008

Why don't you write it for yourself, it takes less time than writing 
an email:

mysummary <- function(x) { 
 c(Mean=mean(x), Std.Error=std.error(x), Std.Deviation=sd(x), 


On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 08:15:00AM -0700, nmarti wrote:
> I'm looking for a function that lists a few summary stats for a column (or
> row) of data.  I'm aware of summary(x), but that does not give me what I'm
> looking for.
> I'm actually looking for something that is very similar to the descriptive
> statistics tool in excel; i.e. Mean, Std. Error, Std. Deviation, Kurtosis.
> I'm positive that I came across a function that did this (possibly in
> Rmetrics), but now I can't find it.  I lost it in the endless mass of R
> functions.
> Any help would be appreciated.
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