[R] Counting the loop-round of a "for"-loop

jolo999 jonas.lorson at ebs.de
Sun Feb 12 16:17:33 CET 2012

Dear all,

i have daily stock prices for more than 10 years and want to compute annual
volatilities for certain dates during this period.  Since i have found no
"easy" way to work with time data, the data presents itself in the structure

TIme Index - Stock Price
1 - 15,6
2 - 17
2010 - 28
2011- 28,5
4500 - 23

Since I want to have the volatility only for certain dates, I define these
dates in a vector

Deal_Dates <- c(500,600,700,805)  

and use the for-command to calculate these specific volatities via 

for(i in Deal_Dates){Volatility(i)}

My problem is now, that I want to save the results in a new matrix which i
created in the structure

results <- matrix(rep(NA,4*2),4,2) in a way that

Time Index - Volatility
500 - 0.55
600 - 0.44
700 - 0.45
805 - 0.66
is stored in the results matrix.

How can I save the result of each for-loop  in the matrix? I want the
respective Time-Index of the loop to be put in the first column and the
volatility in the second column. Since my vector for the for-loop consists
of "random" values for the Time-Index, i can't write

resultsl[i,1] = Time Index and
results[i,2] = Volatility

I am looking for something that gives me the current round or iteration of
the for-loop in order to replace the "i" in adressing the cells of the
result matrix.

Hope you can help!

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