# [R] Average every 4 columns

Miluji Sb milujisb at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 18:00:07 CET 2016

```Thanks a lot for your quick reply. I made a mistake in the question, I
meant to ask every 4 (or 12) rows not columns. Apologies. Thanks again!

Sincerely,

Milu

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 5:45 PM, Dalthorp, Daniel <ddalthorp at usgs.gov> wrote:

> Hi Milu,
> The following should work for an array x (provided dim(x)[2] is divisible
> by 4):
>
> colMeans(x[,0:(dim(x)[2]/4-1)*4+1])
>
> -Dan
>
> On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Miluji Sb <milujisb at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I have a dataset with hundreds of columns, I am only providing only 12
>> columns. Is it possible to take the mean of every four (or 12) columns
>>  (value601, value602, value603, value604 etc.in this case) and repeat for
>> the hundreds of columns? Thank you.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Milu
>>
>> structure(list(value601 = c(10.1738710403442, 3.54112911224365,
>> 12.9192342758179, 3.17447590827942, 11.7332258224487, 7.68282270431519,
>> -7.11564493179321, 0.987620949745178, 13.0476207733154, 6.36939525604248
>> ), value602 = c(13.0642414093018, 5.53129482269287, 16.0519638061523,
>> 2.88946437835693, 14.9204912185669, 9.42428588867188, -6.80674123764038,
>> -0.614241063594818, 16.7947769165039, 7.9541072845459), value603 =
>> c(22.0399188995361,
>> 14.398024559021, 24.9523792266846, 12.0878629684448, 23.6459674835205,
>> 18.3277816772461, -2.54092741012573, 10.5550804138184, 25.1016540527344,
>> 16.2166938781738), value604 = c(27.7165412902832, 20.3255825042725,
>> 30.8430004119873, 16.6856250762939, 29.2485408782959, 24.3775005340576,
>> 6.47758340835571, 15.5897912979126, 30.7387924194336, 22.3637084960938
>> ), value605 = c(31.6644763946533, 23.4093952178955, 35.1488723754883,
>> 19.7132263183594, 33.3924179077148, 29.5846366882324, 10.2083873748779,
>> 19.3551616668701, 35.3076629638672, 27.4299201965332), value606 =
>> c(33.9698333740234,
>> 26.8574161529541, 36.8900833129883, 22.8604583740234, 34.8642921447754,
>> 33.8158760070801, 14.7055835723877, 22.1144580841064, 37.0545425415039,
>> 32.1087913513184), value607 = c(36.0279846191406, 26.9297180175781,
>> 38.2701225280762, 23.2643146514893, 36.7398796081543, 34.1216125488281,
>> 17.1387901306152, 24.0419750213623, 37.8542327880859, 32.7677421569824
>> ), value608 = c(34.0242347717285, 25.7720966339111, 36.4897193908691,
>> 22.0332260131836, 34.8011703491211, 32.6856842041016, 16.6232261657715,
>> 21.5571365356445, 36.1491546630859, 31.1716938018799), value609 =
>> c(27.5402088165283,
>> 21.7590408325195, 30.5214176177979, 18.4252090454102, 29.1156253814697,
>> 26.9878330230713, 12.4962501525879, 17.7259578704834, 30.9099159240723,
>> 25.4832077026367), value610 = c(23.4706859588623, 17.0126209259033,
>> 26.8166942596436, 15.297459602356, 25.1733055114746, 23.5616931915283,
>> 8.86995983123779, 13.5793552398682, 27.5732250213623, 22.1691932678223
>> ), value611 = c(14.5820417404175, 9.08279132843018, 17.8419170379639,
>> 8.36016654968262, 16.5633754730225, 14.8123331069946, 1.32095837593079,
>> 5.73408317565918, 18.9752082824707, 13.5729999542236), value612 =
>> c(9.12979793548584,
>> 2.79943537712097, 11.6504030227661, 2.21584677696228, 10.5404834747314,
>> 7.55471754074097, -5.58141136169434, -0.566209673881531, 12.3264112472534,
>> 6.65576601028442)), .Names = c("value601", "value602", "value603",
>> "value604", "value605", "value606", "value607", "value608", "value609",
>> "value610", "value611", "value612"), row.names = c("1", "2",
>> "3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", "9", "10"), class = "data.frame")
>>
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>
>
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