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

Brian Quinif bquinif at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 04:28:17 CEST 2006

Thanks for the suggestion, but I do not know how to get it to work for
the actual matrix I want to create.  This is not reproducible, but
here is the form of the matrix I want:

#above I compute satt.yr.hrs and satt.full.load using Match()

Estimates <- matrix(c(satt.yr.hrs\$est,

In my real program, I have 3 loops with i in 1:3, j in 1:3 and m in
1:6.  I want to be able to combine the various versions of Estimates
in many combinations to make tables.

BQ

2006/4/7, Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw at merck.com>:
> 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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