[R] Question about manipulating quartiles

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at myway.com
Sat Jul 31 09:36:50 CEST 2004

Check out ?by

For example,

   by(iris, quantcut(iris[,1]), function(x) sum(x[,1]/x[,2]))


From:   	Ajay Shah <ajayshah at mayin.org>

I know the `quantcut' function in the gregmisc package, and using it,
I'm able to use functions like aggregate to compute the mean or sd()
in each quartile.

What if I have a data frame containing x and y, and I want to make
quartiles by x, but then compute sum x / sum y in each quartile?
How does one persuade aggregate to do this?

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