[R] subsetting question

MacQueen, Don macqueen1 at llnl.gov
Wed May 20 18:35:18 CEST 2015

Assuming datums is a vector of the unique dates in Date... perhaps
  datums <- sort(unique(dataset1$Date))

I usually set it up like this

for (i in 1:length(datums) ) {

  crnt.date <- datums[i]
  tmpdat <- subset(dataset1, Date==crnt.date)
  cat(i, format(crnt.date), 'dim(tmpdat)',dim(tmpdat),'\n\n')

 ## use tmpdat for the multiple actions


The extra step of creating a subset helps one check that everything is
working as expected. It has no noticeable effect on performance with
datasets of the size I normally work with.

Don MacQueen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave., L-627
Livermore, CA 94550

On 5/20/15, 3:03 AM, "Dieter Anseeuw" <dieter.anseeuw at inagro.be> wrote:

>Dear all,
>I would like to do multiple actions on a subset of my data. Therefore, I
>want to create a for loop on the variable "Date" (actually a double for
>loop on yet another variable, but let's omit that for a moment).
>I want to run down every level of "Date" and perform multiple actions on
>the data from a certain date. Here is my code:
>for (i in 1:length(datums)){
>However, this subsetting obviously doesn't work. How can I adjust my code
>so that R runs down all levels of Data in a for loop?
>(I need the for loop, not tapply(), sapply(), ...)
>Thanks in advance,
>Dieter Anseeuw
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