# [R] Newbie: how to calculate group averagege?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Apr 10 13:21:20 CEST 2000

```Sven Garbade <garbade at psy.uni-muenchen.de> writes:

> For each combinations of the factors are 6 values of rt. I need the mean
> of the six rt values for each factor combination. I´ve tried the ave()
> function:
>
> > ave(rt, zf, xf, yf)
>
> but it returns a lot of NAs. Is there another r-function I´ve overlooked
> or must I write my own function?

I think you're looking for

tapply(rt,list(zf, xf, yf), mean, na.rm=T)

alternatively,

ave(rt, zf, xf, yf, FUN=function(x)mean(x,na.rm=T))

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