[R] How can I refer to actual (n) and previous (n-1) elements in a vector?
Nordlund, Dan (DSHS/RDA)
NordlDJ at dshs.wa.gov
Mon Dec 6 18:21:07 CET 2010
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> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Marianne Stephan
> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 9:13 AM
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: [R] How can I refer to actual (n) and previous (n-1) elements
> in a vector?
>
>
> Hello,
>
>
> How can I apply a function on a vector that refers to actual (n) and
> previous elements in the vector (e.g. n-1)?
>
>
> For example:
> I would like to calculate the sum of (n-1) + n for each element of a
> vector and get a vector as a result.
>
>
> Besides others I tried this:
>
>
> v<-c(3,6,8,1,1,3,9,5,6,3)
> for (i in 1:NROW(v)){a[i]<-a[i-1]+a[i]}
>
>
> I would like to get this result:
> 9,14,9,2,4,12,14,11,9
>
>
> I would greatly appreciate your help!
> Marianne
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How about something like
v[-n] + v[-1]
Hope this is helpful,
Dan
Daniel J. Nordlund
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Planning, Performance, and Accountability
Research and Data Analysis Division
Olympia, WA 98504-5204
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