# [R] How to repeat 2 functions in succession for 400 times? (microarray data)

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sat May 11 20:31:13 CEST 2013

```On May 11, 2013, at 9:21 AM, arun wrote:

> Hi,
> May be this helps:
>
>  set.seed(24)
>  mydata4<- as.data.frame(matrix(sample(1:100,10*38,replace=TRUE),ncol=38))
>  dim(mydata4)
> #[1] 10 38
>  library(matrixStats)
> res<-do.call(cbind,lapply(1:400, function(i) {permutation<-sample(mydata4); (rowMeans(permutation[,1:27])-rowMeans(permutation[,28:38]))/(rowSds(permutation[,1:27])+rowSds(permutation[,28:38]))} ))
>  dim(res)
> #[1]  10 400
>
>
> A.K.
>
>> I want to do permutation test and then get a PGC score 400 times on mydata4 (microarray data)
>>
>> I use 2 functions as below:
>> 1. permutation<-sample(mydata4)
>> 2. PGC <- (rowMeans(permutation[ ,1:27]) - rowMeans(permutation[
> ,28:38]))/ (rowSds(permutation [,1:27]) + rowSds(permutation [,28:38]))
>>
>> What should I do to repeat these 2 functions in succession for
> 400 times and combine (cbind?) the 400 PGC score for the 7129 genes in
> one file?

Couldn't that just be:

fourPGCs <- replicate(400, {  permutation<-sample(mydata4)
PGC <- (rowMeans(permutation[ ,1:27]) -
rowMeans( permutation[ ,28:38]))/
(rowSds( permutation [,1:27]) + rowSds( permutation [,28:38]))
}

--

David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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