# [R] How do I fix this ?

eric ericstrom at aol.com
Thu Jan 27 02:45:13 CET 2011

```Just when I think I'm starting to learn ....

Statement z1 works, statement z doesn't. Why doesn't z work and what do I do
to fix it ? Clearly the problem is with the first NA, but I would think it's
handled through the loop vectorization.

y1 <- rnorm(20, 0, .013)

y1
[1] -0.0068630836 -0.0101106230 -0.0169663344 -0.0066314769  0.0075063818
[6] -0.0033548024  0.0015647863  0.0119815982 -0.0021430336  0.0044617167
[11]  0.0053447708 -0.0005590323  0.0063195781  0.0073059640 -0.0181872678
[16] -0.0098094568  0.0013679040 -0.0028490887 -0.0131129191  0.0126610358

z1 <- ifelse(is.na(y1), 10000, 10000*cumprod(1+y1))

z1
[1] 9931.369 9830.957 9664.162 9600.074 9672.136 9639.688 9654.772 9770.451
[9] 9749.513 9793.012 9845.354 9839.850 9902.034 9974.378 9792.971 9696.907
[17] 9710.172 9682.506 9555.541 9676.524

y <-c(NA, rnorm(19,0, .013))

y
[1]            NA  0.0056258152 -0.0117690116  0.0163961630  0.0007818773
[6]  0.0007761957  0.0139769376  0.0041086982 -0.0049545337  0.0059587216
[11] -0.0079022056  0.0083076357 -0.0075823658  0.0173806814 -0.0034915869
[16] -0.0045480358  0.0168642491  0.0038681635 -0.0123010077  0.0087494624

z <-ifelse(is.na(y), 10000, 10000*cumprod(1+y))

z
[1] 10000    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA
[13]    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA    NA

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