[R] Question of programming style
s-luppescu@uchicago.edu
s-luppescu at uchicago.edu
Sat Jul 8 00:56:10 CEST 2000
This is really a question of how to program this *BETTER*. It works as I have
done it, but is quite ugly.
I want to do a 3d scatterplot of the upper triangle of a matrix, where the
z-values are the values in the matrix, and the row and column indices are the y-
and x-values. The complete (11 by 11) matrix is mmtop94.2. Here is my awkward
code:
mmtop94.2[lower.tri(mmtop94.2)] <- NA
# Here i is the row (y variable), j is the column (x var)
plotdata <- matrix(0, ncol=3, nrow=121)
for (i in 1:11)
{
for (j in 1:11)
{
k <- (i-1) * 11 + j
plotdata[k,] <- c(j, abs(i - 12), mmtop94.2[i, j])
}
}
plotdata2 <- na.omit(plotdata)
scatterplot3d(plotdata2, type='h')
It seems to me that I should not have to initialize the plotdata matrix. And
are all those for loops really necessary?
Thanks in advance for the help.
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