[R] newbie: remove column with low mean from a matrix
Uwe Ligges
ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Mar 5 18:22:21 CET 2002
Tord Snall wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> Sorry to bother you with one more newbie question.
>
> I have a dataobject with several hundreds of columns. I want to remove
> columns with a mean of the column values below a certain value:
>
> > a<- c(1,2,3,4,5,6)
> > b<-c(2,4,6,8,10,12)
> > c<- c(3,6,9,12,15,18)
> > test<- as.matrix(cbind(a, b, c))
> > mean(a)
> [1] 3.5
> > mean(b)
> [1] 7
> > mean(c)
> [1] 10.5
>
> Say the "certain value" is 5, I would like a new matrix as follows:
>
> > new.test
> b c
> [1,] 2 3
> [2,] 4 6
> [3,] 6 9
> [4,] 8 12
> [5,] 10 15
> [6,] 12 18
>
> I have searched in the help archive, in help files, and in the
> documentation without finding it.
The following lines should do the trick:
means <- apply(test, 2, mean)
test[, means >= 5]
Uwe Ligges
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