[R] Question on apply() with more information...

Gunther Höning gunther.hoening at ukmainz.de
Mon Sep 18 09:26:01 CEST 2006

I tried this too, but it still doesn't work.
Here some more information to try out, but just an excerpt of Xarray

x <- c(0.11,0.25,0.45,0.65,0.80,0.95,1)
Y <- matrix(c(15,83,57,111,150,168,175,37,207,142,277,375,420,437),nrow=2)

sm <- function(y,x){smooth.spline(x,y)} 
SmoothList <- apply(Y,1,sm,x)
NewValues <- function(x,LIST){predict(LIST,x)} 
Xarray <-

apply(Xarray, 2, NewValues,SmoothList)
apply(Xarray, 2, NewValues,LIST=SmoothList)

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Petr Pikal [mailto:petr.pikal at precheza.cz] 
Gesendet: Montag, 18. September 2006 08:43
An: Gunther Höning; r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Betreff: Re: [R] Question on apply()


not much information about what can be wrong. As nobody knows your Xarray
and SmoothList it is hard to guess. You even omitted to show what "does not
So here are few guesses.

predict usually expects comparable data
apply(Xarray, 2, NewValues,LIST=SmoothList)


On 18 Sep 2006 at 8:05, Gunther Höning wrote:

From:           	Gunther Höning <gunther.hoening at ukmainz.de>
To:             	<r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date sent:      	Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:05:28 +0200
Subject:        	[R] Question on apply()

>  Dear list,
> I try to do the following:
> I have an list of length n, with elements done by smooth.spline 
> (SmoothList).
> Now I have a matrix with n rows and m columns with x-values(Xarray) 
> Now I want ot predict the y-values. Therefor I want to take the first 
> element of SmoothList and the first row of Xarray and predict for each 
> element in Xarray the y value. And then take the second element of 
> SmoothList and second row of Xarray, third row of SmoothList and third 
> row of Xarray and so on....
> I tried following:
> NewValues <- function(x,LIST){predict(LIST,x)} apply(Xarray, 2, 
> NewValues,SmoothList)
> But it don't work.
> Could anybody help please ?
> Gunther
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Petr Pikal
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