# [R] understanding output of tapply/by cumsum

jim holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 13:43:57 CET 2010

```Maybe 'ave' is what you were looking for:

> d\$cum <- ave(d\$n, d\$a, d\$c, FUN = cumsum)
> d
a b c    n   cum
1  1 1 1 11.1  11.1
2  2 1 1 21.1  21.1
3  3 1 1 31.1  31.1
4  4 1 1 41.1  41.1
5  5 1 1 51.1  51.1
6  1 2 1 12.1  23.2
7  2 2 1 22.1  43.2
8  3 2 1 32.1  63.2
9  4 2 1 42.1  83.2
10 5 2 1 52.1 103.2
11 1 3 1 13.1  36.3
12 2 3 1 23.1  66.3
13 3 3 1 33.1  96.3
14 4 3 1 43.1 126.3
15 5 3 1 53.1 156.3
16 1 1 2 11.2  11.2
17 2 1 2 21.2  21.2
18 3 1 2 31.2  31.2
19 4 1 2 41.2  41.2
20 5 1 2 51.2  51.2
21 1 2 2 12.2  23.4
22 2 2 2 22.2  43.4
23 3 2 2 32.2  63.4
24 4 2 2 42.2  83.4
25 5 2 2 52.2 103.4
26 1 3 2 13.2  36.6
27 2 3 2 23.2  66.6
28 3 3 2 33.2  96.6
29 4 3 2 43.2 126.6
30 5 3 2 53.2 156.6
>

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 6:39 AM, Gerrit Draisma <gdraisma at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Dear R-users,
>
> I have a dataset with categories and numbers.
> I would like to compute and add cumulative numbers
> to the dataset.
> I do not understand the structure of by(...) or
> tapply(...) output enough to handle it.
>
> Here a small example
> --------------
> d<-expand.grid(a=1:5,b=1:3,c=1:2)
> d\$n = 10 * d\$a + d\$b +0.1* d\$c
> Sn<-by(d\$n,list(d\$a,d\$c),cumsum)
> str(Sn)
> ---------
> List of 10
>  \$ : num [1:3] 11.1 23.2 36.3
>  \$ : num [1:3] 21.1 43.2 66.3
>  \$ : num [1:3] 31.1 63.2 96.3
>  \$ : num [1:3]  41.1  83.2 126.3
>  \$ : num [1:3]  51.1 103.2 156.3
>  \$ : num [1:3] 11.2 23.4 36.6
>  \$ : num [1:3] 21.2 43.4 66.6
>  \$ : num [1:3] 31.2 63.4 96.6
>  \$ : num [1:3]  41.2  83.4 126.6
>  \$ : num [1:3]  51.2 103.4 156.6
>  - attr(*, "dim")= int [1:2] 5 2
>  - attr(*, "dimnames")=List of 2
>  ..\$ : chr [1:5] "1" "2" "3" "4" ...
>  ..\$ : chr [1:2] "1" "2"
>  - attr(*, "call")= language by.default(data = d\$n, INDICES = list(d\$a,
> d\$c), FUN = cumsum)
>  - attr(*, "class")= chr "by
> ---------
> # these give (a) lists of one numerical vector(a)
> Sn[5,2]
> Sn[cbind(d\$a,d\$c)]
> # how to access the individual cumsum values?
> # and assign them to d\$Sn?
> --------------
>
> Thanks,
> Gerrit.
>
> ---
> Gerrit Draisma
> Department of Public Health
> Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam
> Room AE-235
> P.O. Box 2040 3000 CA  Rotterdam The Netherlands
> Phone: +31 10 7043787 Fax: +31 10 7038474
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>
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> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>

--
Jim Holtman
Data Munger Guru

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