[R] Calculate across columns

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 02:04:29 CET 2009


look at the MARGIN argument

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 8:56 PM, timbean <timbean at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to perform some calculations across a series of columns. Is there an
> easy way to do so? For example, I'd like to calculate the maximum value from
> columns 6-42. Although I can use, say:
> pmax(data[,6],data[,7],data[,8], etc.), I'd prefer to be able to do
> something like
> pmax(data[,6:42]). Unfortunately, doing so returns 36 columns.
> Thanks,
> Tim
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Stephen Sefick

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