[R] displaying computation outputs inside "for" loops
Dimitris Rizopoulos
dimitris.rizopoulos at med.kuleuven.ac.be
Mon Aug 9 11:26:08 CEST 2004
Hi Thomas,
is this what you would like to get,
for(i in 1:3){
x <- rnorm(5)
cat("the values of `x' are:", format(x), "\n")
cat("computation", i, "finished\n\n")
}
for(i in 1:3) print(i)
I hope this helps.
Best,
Dimitris
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dewez Thomas" <t.dewez at brgm.fr>
To: "'R mailing list'" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 11:15 AM
Subject: [R] displaying computation outputs inside "for" loops
> Dear R-users,
>
> I am puzzled by for loops and am kind of ashamed to ask because it
is so
> simple. There must be something I am missing in the way they are
executed.
>
> Basically, I would like to iterate a given number of time and
generate a
> bunch of stats (that's what loops are designed for, right?). Before
doing
> this I simply want to test simple procedure and see if they work (ie
got the
> syntax right - my main problem as I am new to R - and produce
expected
> results).
>
> Even for something as basic as
> for (i in 1:3) {i}
>
> I get no screen output. Shouldn't R systematically display i for
every loop
> just like I am requesting with invoking "i"? When checking at the
end of the
> looping, i is indeed assigned to 5 but I cannot get intermediate
values.
>
> Further testing shows that i takes all the values in turn.
> > for (i in 1:3) {str(i)}
> int 1
> int 2
> int 3
>
> but summary(i) doesn't display anything. Isn't there something weird
with
> this? Am I expecting something wrong and for loops just don't work
that way,
> unless using str() command? I tried print() and other descriptive
commands
> but to no avail.
>
> A quick explanation would be grately appreciated
>
> Thomas
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