[R] Help with apply and new column?

Sariya, Sanjeev ss5505 at cumc.columbia.edu
Mon Mar 5 20:06:36 CET 2018

Thanks. I think nabble is good for programming questions. Bear with me if I'm incorrect.

Data: Genomics SNP information 
Goal: I need to add Chromosome and SNP position to the data frame I'm using through apply.

I'd like to add new column from text processed through apply function.

For example:  10:60523:T:G  (Column 2)
CHR: 10
Position: 60523

chr	rs	ps	n_miss	allele1	allele0	af	beta	se	l_remle	p_wald
-9	10:60523:T:G	-9	0	T	G	0.977	-1.769354e-02	3.597196e-02	1.566731e-01	6.228309e-01
-9	10:60684:A:C	-9	0	A	C	0.973	1.698925e-02	2.942366e-02	1.561001e-01	5.636926e-01
-9	10:61331:A:G	-9	0	A	G	0.973	1.708586e-02	2.942424e-02	1.560944e-01	5.614851e-01
-9	10:62010:C:T	-9	0	C	T	0.980	-8.513143e-03	3.837054e-02	1.566875e-01	8.244260e-01


data<-read.table("small.txt",header = T) # read data
data<-data[,c(2,11)] #delete other columns not needed 

#--split data on : and get chromosome and position

    chr<-vector(,length(rs)) # create new vector to store chr
    pos<-vector(,length(rs)) #create new vector to store position
    for(i in 1:length(rs)){ #iterate over RS column

        if(grepl(":",rs[i])){ #if : in column string 
            temp <- strsplit(rs[i],":",fixed=T)         #split        
            chr[i] <-temp[[1]][1] #store CHR
            pos[i] <- temp[[1]][2]  #store position
    return(list(chr=chr,pos=pos)) #return making a list

data$POS<-"NA" #add new column CHR and make NA 
data$CHR <- "NA" #add new column POS and make NA

temp<-apply(data,2,split_rs) #send data frame to function 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Newmiller [mailto:jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us] 
Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 1:48 PM
To: r-help at r-project.org; Sariya, Sanjeev <ss5505 at cumc.columbia.edu>; R Help <r-help at r-project.org>
Subject: Re: [R] Help with apply and new column?

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On March 5, 2018 10:07:24 AM PST, "Sariya, Sanjeev" <ss5505 at cumc.columbia.edu> wrote:
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