[R] A programming question - is what I want to do possible in R?
jim holtman
jholtman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 14:03:31 CEST 2009
Add a dummy argument to the function:
>> randomSamples<-lapply(1:2000,function(dummy){
> + meta_comp[sample(nrow(meta_comp),nTimes),]})
On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 9:39 PM, ewaters <ewaters at nchecr.unsw.edu.au> wrote:
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Unfortunately when I try it this generates an error as follows:
>
>> randomSamples<-lapply(1:2000,function(){
> + meta_comp[sample(nrow(meta_comp),nTimes),]})
> Error in FUN(1:2000[[1L]], ...) : unused argument(s) (1:2000[[1]])
>
>
>
>
> jholtman wrote:
>>
>> nTime <- 15 # how many samples to take
>> randomSamples <- lapply(1:2000, function(){
>> largeDF[sample(nrow(largeDF), nTimes),]
>> })
>>
>> This will create a list of 2000 dataframes with the samples
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 10:45 PM, ewaters <ewaters at nchecr.unsw.edu.au>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have a large data frame, 77 rows, with 10 columns. Each row represents
>>> a
>>> unique individual with 10 characteristics, some of which are categorical
>>> factors and some continuous numeric variables. Each of the ten variables
>>> is
>>> important (the 10 columns obviously correspond to the individuals of
>>> interest). Importantly, this data set represents a population (not
>>> sample)
>>> of people with a certain medical condition.
>>>
>>> What I want to do is to select 2000 random samples of between 2 and 24
>>> individuals, preserving all the information.
>>>
>>> I can easily write loops that will sample from 1:77 2 - 24 times, what I
>>> really want to know is there any way to easily link the output of loops
>>> like
>>> that to the data set so I don't have to trawl through and do it manually
>>> 2000 times?
>>>
>>> Any advice on whether I should even attempt that in R, or try some sort
>>> of
>>> hash table in C or somewhere, would be appreciated.
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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jim Holtman
>> Cincinnati, OH
>> +1 513 646 9390
>>
>> What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
>>
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