[R] Simple Missing cases Function

Philipp Pagel p.pagel at wzw.tum.de
Tue Apr 19 09:44:39 CEST 2011

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 03:29:08PM +0800, Tim Elwell-Sutton wrote:
> Dear all
> I have written a function to perform a very simple but useful task which I
> do regularly. It is designed to show how many values are missing from each
> variable in a data.frame. In its current form it works but is slow because I
> have used several loops to achieve this simple task. 

Oh - and in case you ONLY wnt the number of NAs in each column this
should be pretty efficient:

lapply(foo, function(x){sum(is.na(x))})


Dr. Philipp Pagel
Lehrstuhl für Genomorientierte Bioinformatik
Technische Universität München
Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
Maximus-von-Imhof-Forum 3
85354 Freising, Germany

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