[R] Using a list as multidimensional indexer
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 20 11:20:33 CET 2011
On Thu, 20 Jan 2011, Nick Sabbe wrote:
> Hello list.
> Another 'puzzle' for which I don't have a clean solution.
> Say I have a multidimensional object, e.g.:
> Mm<-matrix(1:6, nrow=2, dimnames=list(c("a","b"), c("g","h","i")))
> And on the other hand I have a list
> This holds, for each dimension, an indexer for that dimension.
> Now I would like to get the element pointed at by the list.
> The obvious solutions don't seem to work, and I can't seem to get do.call to
> call the indexer ('[') on my multidimensional object.
> Any suggestions?
> do.call(`[`, c(quote(Mm), Ind))
> do.call(`[`, c(list(Mm), Ind))
> Mm["b", "g"]
The first refers to the object by name, the second uses it directly.
> Thanks in advance,
> Nick Sabbe
> ping: nick.sabbe at ugent.be
> link: http://biomath.ugent.be
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