[R] Data length mismatch.
Gabor Grothendieck
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 00:08:59 CEST 2008
Here is a third solution.
A[B$DayOfYear, "x"] <- A[B$DayOfYear, "x"] - B$x
Its assumes B's days are a subset of A's but if that's not the case then
you would need to intersect them first: ?intersect
On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 5:26 PM, <rkevinburton at charter.net> wrote:
> I have two vectos (list) that represent a years of data. Each "row" is represented by the day of year and the quantity that was sold for that day. I would like to form a new vector that is the difference between the two years of data. A sample of A (and similarly B) looks like:
>
>> A[1:5,]
> DayOfYear x
> 1 1 1429
> 2 2 3952
> 3 3 3049
> 4 4 2844
> 5 5 2219
>>
>
> D <- A - B
>
> This works just fine if A and B are both the same length. How is the best way to handle the situation where A and B are of different lengths? If the day of year exists in both vectors (lists) then I just want the coorespondng "row" in D to be the difference btween A and B values. If the "row" doesn't exist in either A or B then the difference should be treated as if the missing "row" was zero. Is this feasible?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Kevin
>
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