[R] summary(list) is awesome, but I want more than summary
Duncan Murdoch
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 09:23:00 CET 2011
On 11-01-08 2:07 AM, Krishna Kirti Das wrote:
> When I load a table from a data source and run summary() on it, the
> summary gives me basic summary statistics I'm looking for, and it also
> discriminates between quantitative and qualitative data and summarizes
> them accordingly. For example, if I do this:
>
> mydata<- read.table("data.txt")
> summary(mydata)
>
> I would get output like this:
>
>
>> summary(mydata)
> County
> BERNALILLO:2863
> DONA ANA : 772
> SANTA FE : 671
> SANDOVAL : 579
> SAN JUAN : 471
> VALENCIA : 281
> (Other) :2863
>
> Votemode2010
> Min. : 1.000
> 1st Qu.: 3.000
> Median : 4.000
> Mean : 3.942
> 3rd Qu.: 5.000
> Max. : 6.000
> NA's :11.000
>
> Notice how for the first table the summary simply reports the
> frequencies of the qualitative data and in the second table it gives
> me a five-number summary for the quantitative data.
>
> Now, here is what I'm looking for. I like how the summary function
> dumps either frequency summary or a five number summary depending on
> what the data is, but what I really would like is something like what
> summary does for the quantitative data, but that it gives me the
> frequency for all the rest of the values "(Other)" not reported in the
> summary. In other words, how do I make the summary function give me
> not a summary but everything? I would like all frequencies, not just
> the top five.
>
summary(mydata, maxsum=Inf)
should work. See ?summary for other options.
Duncan Murdoch
> I shall be obliged.
>
> All the best,
>
> KKD
>
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