[R] ignoring zeros or converting to NA
ssefick at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 03:53:10 CEST 2008
I have been reading this thread and I am having a hard interpreting
what these mean. I know that the result is that all of the values
that are zero in a are replaced by NA. Let me try and write it out
is.na(a[a==0] ) <- TRUE
you pull out of a all of the times that are equal to zero then is.na
tests and returns false then all of the false values are set to true?
is.na(a) <- a==0
make values in a NA when a is 0?
is this right? what the logic if not?
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 6:32 PM, Charles C. Berry <cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Mike Prager wrote:
>> rcoder <mpdotbook at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have a matrix that has a combination of zeros and NAs. When I perform
>>> certain calculations on the matrix, the zeros generate "Inf" values. Is
>>> there a way to either convert the zeros in the matrix to NAs, or only
>>> perform the calculations if not zero (i.e. like using something similar
>>> an !all(is.na() construct)?
>> Is this what you are looking for?
>>> # make some data
>>> a = matrix(c(rep(0,6), rep(2,6)), nrow = 4)
>> [,1] [,2] [,3]
>> [1,] 0 0 2
>> [2,] 0 0 2
>> [3,] 0 2 2
>> [4,] 0 2 2
>>> # change zero to NA
>>> is.na(a[a==0] ) <- TRUE
> is.na(a) <- a==0
>> [,1] [,2] [,3]
>> [1,] NA NA 2
>> [2,] NA NA 2
>> [3,] NA 2 2
>> [4,] NA 2 2
>> Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
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