[R] Obtaining summary of frequencies of value occurrences for a variable in a multivariate dataset.

Adaikalavan Ramasamy ramasamy at cancer.org.uk
Tue Jul 24 22:21:51 CEST 2007

The name of the table should give you the "value". And if you have a 
matrix, you just need to convert it into a vector first.

 > m <- matrix( LETTERS[ c(1:3, 3:5, 2:4) ], nc=3 )
 > m
      [,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,] "A"  "C"  "B"
[2,] "B"  "D"  "C"
[3,] "C"  "E"  "D"
 > tb <- table( as.vector(m) )
 > tb

1 2 3 2 1
 > paste( names(tb), ":", tb, sep="" )
[1] "A:1" "B:2" "C:3" "D:2" "E:1"

If this is not what you want, then please give a simple example.

Regards, Adai

Allan Kamau wrote:
> Hi all,
> If the question below as been answered before I
> apologize for the posting.
> I would like to get the frequencies of occurrence of
> all values in a given variable in a multivariate
> dataset. In short for each variable (or field) a
> summary of values contained with in a value:frequency
> pair, there can be many such pairs for a given
> variable. I would like to do the same for several such
> variables.
> I have used table() but am unable to extract the
> individual value and frequency values.
> Please advise.
> Allan.
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