[R] Help in error removal

Mitra, Sumona sumona.mitra at kcl.ac.uk
Tue Jul 12 13:27:06 CEST 2011

Dear all,

I am new to programming in R.
 I deal with microarray data,which is a data frame object type. I need to carry out a few statistical procedures on this, one of them being the pearson corelation. I need to do this between each row which is a gene. So the desired result is a square matrix with the pearson corelation value between each row. So the first column would be (1,1)=0,(1,2),(1,3) and so on.

I uploaded the data frame as "a":-

a <- read.csv("a.csv", header= TRUE, row.names=1)

and then I started the script:-

pearson <- function(a){
 r <- matrix[x,y]
 for(x in as.vector(a[,1], mode="double")){
 for(y in as.vector(a[2,], mode="double")){
 y <- x+1
 r <- (cor.test(as.vector(as.matrix(a)[x,], mode="double"), as.vector(as.matrix(a)[y,], mode="double"))$p.value)

However whenever I run it,I get the error:-

> pearson(a)
Error in matrix[x, y] : object of type 'closure' is not subsettable

Please help!

Best Regards
Sumona Mitra

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