[R] Calculating mean together with split

Rainer M Krug rkrug at sun.ac.za
Wed Sep 20 15:52:25 CEST 2006


I have a table called npl containing results of simulations.

It contains about 19000 entries and the structure looks like this:

  NoPlants                  sim run year DensPlants
1        6 lng_cs99_renosterbos   1    4    0.00192

it has 43 different entries for sim and year goes from 1 to 100, and run 
from 1 to 5.

I would like to calculate the mean of DensPlants for each simulation and 
each year seperately, i.e. calculating the mean for all combinations of 
sim and year over run.

I can use

split(npl, npl$sim)

to split npl into different groups each containing the entries for one 
parameterset - but where to go from there?


Rainer M. Krug, Dipl. Phys. (Germany), MSc Conservation
Biology (UCT)

Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology
University of Stellenbosch
Matieland 7602
South Africa

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