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

HBaize HBaize at buttecounty.net
Wed Jul 9 17:41:34 CEST 2008

I think the function describe() in the package "psych" will give you 
want you want. There are other similar functions in the library "Simple" 
as well.


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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