[R] simple t test for multiple colimns

Daniel Malter daniel at umd.edu
Sat Sep 10 20:34:13 CEST 2011

It will never hurt your chances to get an answer if you tell what the code in
the different language actually does. Is it doing t-est for all of the
variables and the group indicators are in a separate column? If, imagine you
have the following data:



#Now run a t.test on each column of data that is not "id",


Here apply(data[,c("x","y","z")], ..., ...) says to select the columns with
the names x, y, and z from the data.frame named data.

apply(... , 2, ...) tells to apply a function over the columns (rather than
rows) of the selected data

and apply(..., ... , function(a) t.test(a[data$id==1],a[data$id==2])) tells
to run the t.test on the input variable a (the input variable a will then be
x, y, and z, respectively) for the group ids as they are stored in data$id.


Mihovil Pletikos wrote:
> hi
> i am new to r and i would like to how could i do something like this in
> spss:
> T-TEST GROUPS=who('1' '2')
>  /VARIABLES= X3881686 X2672712 X2842570 X3526544 X2902531 X2402942
> X3382216
> X3771800 X2427469 X2392945 X2453006 X2562821 X3416651 X3552083 X3721851
> X2477438 X2926969 X3026969 X3442176 X3796335 X2622772 X3636470 X2952497
> X2367537 X3332276 X2427500 X2647315
> /CRITERIA=CI(.95).
> so i wouldn't have to enter the name of columns by hand, but automaticly
> ... please help me
> Mihovil
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