[Rd] tabulate can accept NA values?

Robert Gentleman rgentlem at fhcrc.org
Tue Jul 21 03:36:21 CEST 2009

should be in devel now, NAs are ignored (as are non-integers and things 
outside the nbin argument)

Martin Morgan wrote:
> tabulate has
>     .C("R_tabulate", as.integer(bin), as.integer(length(bin)),
>        as.integer(nbins), ans = integer(nbins), PACKAGE="base")$ans
> The implementation of R_tabulate has
>   	if(x[i] != R_NaInt && x[i] > 0 && x[i] <= *nbin)
> and so copes with (silently drops) NA. Perhaps the .C could have
> NAOK=TRUE? This is useful in apply'ing tabulate to the rows or columns
> of a (large) matrix, where the work-around involves introducing some
> artificial NA value (and consequently copying the matrix) outside the
> range of tabulate's nbin argument.
> Martin  

Robert Gentleman, PhD
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