[R] Passing arguments to SQL Query in R
jrkrideau at inbox.com
Thu Jul 26 17:03:21 CEST 2012
Let me count the ways...
R supplies a number of different ways. Here is sample using basic R and some other packages. Youprobably will need to install the packages ( ?install.packages) to run any but aggregate().
mydata <- structure(list(Name = structure(c(4L, 4L, 4L, 4L, 2L, 2L, 2L,
3L, 3L, 3L, 3L, 3L, 3L, 1L, 1L, 1L), .Label = c("Jacques K",
"Rahul D ", "Ricky P ", "Sachin T "), class = "factor"), Score = c(25L,
53L, 57L, 34L, 38L, 31L, 53L, 7L, 45L, 27L, 17L, 86L, 48L, 23L,
86L, 32L)), .Names = c("Name", "Score"), class = "data.frame", row.names = c(NA,
# R basic
aggregate(Score ~ Name, mean, data = mydata)
dcast(mydata, Name ~ . , mean)
ddply(mydata, .(Name), summarize, Mean = mean(Score))
DT <- data.table(mydata)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: guruappa at gmail.com
> Sent: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:59:37 -0700 (PDT)
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: [R] Passing arguments to SQL Query in R
> Hello all,
> I am a newbie at R, with some experience in PERL.
> I have a database table that contains the following data:
> Name | Score
> ======= | =====
> Sachin T | 25
> Sachin T | 53
> Sachin T | 57
> Sachin T | 34
> Rahul D | 38
> Rahul D | 31
> Rahul D | 53
> Ricky P | 7
> Ricky P | 45
> Ricky P | 27
> Ricky P | 17
> Ricky P | 86
> Ricky P | 48
> Jacques K | 23
> Jacques K | 86
> Jacques K | 32
> I want the summary data as below:
> Name | Avg Score
> Jacques K|47.00
> Rahul D|40.67
> Ricky P|38.33
> Sachin T|42.25
> Currently, I am trying to pass the name of the person as an argument in a
> sql query by breaking the query into parts, and then concatenating the
> string. Of course, the scheme is not working.
> I want a query as below:
> SELECT NAME, SCORE FROM PLAYER_SCORE_TBL where NAME = ?
> Then I can pass the parameters like we do in PERL.
> If there is an alternative to the whole scheme, that would be wonderful.
> way that would just take the whole table, and provide pivot table like
> Thanks in advance,
> Guruppa Padsali.
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