# [R] Matrix formatting

Thu Feb 13 08:43:04 CET 2003

```I do something like this as part of a missing value plot where I 'flush'
the rows with most missing spots to the bottom and the columns with the
most missing values to the right. In this manner I can visually see how
much data I will retain (by looking at the area) if I decide to truncate
rows/columns by missing value criterion. You might find this code useful

na.mat <- 1*is.na(data)
spots.na.per.row <- rowSums(na.mat)/ncol(data)    # calculates the
percentage missing by row
spots.na.per.column <- colSums(na.mat)/nrow(data)

data.re <- data[ order(spots.na.per.row), order(spots.na.per.column) ]

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerome Asselin [mailto:jerome at hivnet.ubc.ca]
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 5:06 AM
To: Tim Sharac; r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R] Matrix formatting

Would this do what you want?

Cheers,
Jerome

> foo.dat <- cbind(c(NA, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), c(NA, NA, 0, 10 ,20, 30))
> apply(foo.dat,2,function(x) x[order(as.logical(x))])
[,1] [,2]
[1,]    1    0
[2,]    2   10
[3,]    3   20
[4,]    4   30
[5,]    5   NA
[6,]   NA   NA

On Wednesday 12 February 2003 12:42, Tim Sharac wrote:
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> Hi R-users:
>
> I have a data formatting question. I have a data set that looks
> something like this:
>
> foo.dat <- cbind(c(NA, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), c(NA, NA, 0, 10 ,20, 30))
>
> What I have:
>
>      [,1] [,2]
> [1,]   NA   NA
> [2,]    1   NA
> [3,]    2    0
> [4,]    3   10
> [5,]    4   20
> [6,]    5   30
>
>
> I want to line up the columns by the first value that is not NA. Like
> so:
>
>      [,1] [,2]
> [1,]    1   0
> [2,]    2   10
> [3,]    3   20
> [4,]    4   30
> [5,]    5   NA
> [6,]    NA  NA
>
> Question is: Is there an elegant way to do this without a for loop?
>
> I tried doing this with na.omit and na.exclude without success.
>
> The real data is many hundreds of columns and many thousands of rows.
>
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