# [R] saving estimates from a for loop for later use

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Sat Apr 8 04:10:01 CEST 2006

```If the matrices you're storing inside the loop are all the same dimension
(as in your example), it's probably better to store them in an array; e.g.:

i1 <- 2:3
i2 <- 11:12
x <- array(0, c(4, 1, length(i1), length(i2)))

for (i in seq(along=i1)) {
for (j in seq(along=i2)) {
x[, , i, j] <- matrix(c(i1[i], i2[j], i1[i] + i2[j], i1[i]*i2[j]),
nrow=4)
}
}
dimnames(x) <- list(NULL, NULL, i1, i2)
x[, , "2", "11", drop=FALSE]
x[, , "3", "11", drop=FALSE]

(Notice you need the drop=FALSE to keep it a matrix, because it only has one
column.)

Andy

From: Brian Quinif
>
> I kind of understand this recommendation, but I can't figure
> out how to work with x once I have created it.  Here is some
> fully reproducible code.  It creates a 4x1 matrices within
> the loops.  Once done with the looping, I want to cbind these
> matrices together.  I know it's a simple question, but I
> can't figure it out.
>
> x <- list()
> for (i in 2:3)
> for (j in 11:12) {
> estimates <- matrix(c(i,j,i+j,i*j),nrow=4)
> x[[as.character(i)]][[as.character(j)]]  <- estimates }
>
>
> So, once I've done this, how can I reference, say, the
> "estimates" matrix created when i=2 and j=12?
>
> Thanks,
>
> BQ
>
> 2006/4/7, jim holtman <jholtman at gmail.com>:
> >
> > use a 'list';
> >
> > x <- list()
> > for (i in 1:3)
> >   for (j in 0:2) {
> >      x[[as.character(i)]][[as.character(j)]] <- yourResults
> > }
> >
> >
> >
> > On 4/7/06, Brian Quinif <bquinif at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > Thanks to the help of many on this list, I am now an R user
> and have
> > been able to write some functioning code to do matching estimation.
> >
> > I have two for loops (i in 1:3, and j in 0:2).  Within the loops, I
> > had been creating matrices of relevant estimation
> coefficents in order
> > to make lots of LaTeX tables.
> >
> > Well, now I want to be able to combine the results of many
> different
> > estimations from within the loops into one larger table outside the
> > loops.
> >
> > How can I save the estimation results from each iteration of the
> > estimation within a loop for later use outside the loop?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > BQ
> >
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> > What the problem you are trying to solve?
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