# [R] Column create and Update using function

arun smartpink111 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 13 14:29:53 CEST 2012

```Hi,

Try this:

ABC        XYZ        PQR
2                4                3
5                4                8
7                1                3

newdat<-apply(dat1,2,function(x) ifelse(x<6 & x>3,"","RC"))
colnames(newdat)<-paste(colnames(newdat),"QF",sep="_")
dat2<-data.frame(cbind(dat1,newdat))
ABC XYZ PQR ABC_QF XYZ_QF PQR_QF
1   2   4   3     RC            RC
2   5   4   8                   RC
3   7   1   3     RC     RC     RC
dat2

A.K.

----- Original Message -----
From: Rantony <antony.akkara at ge.com>
To: r-help at r-project.org
Cc:
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 2:42 AM
Subject: [R] Column create and Update using function

Hi,

here i have a Max and Min values
Min <-3
Max <-6
and also a matrix like this,

ABC        XYZ         PQR
------       -------        -------
2                 4                3
5                 4                8
7                 1                3

In this i need to check each particular column values are between Max and
Min value.
If the coulmn value not coming between Max and Min, then i need to create
another coulmn
by adding column name header with "_QF". and assign a string like "RC" for
that particular row.

For eg:- i need to checkout coulmn "ABC".
Here  2,5,6 are the values we need to checkout with Min,Max values. and here
Min <-3,Max <-6
First need to create a new column called "ABC_QF" with current matrix.

ABC        XYZ         PQR          ABC_QF
------       -------        -------         -----------
2                 4                3               RC
5                 4                8
7                 1                3

Next, for 5 , it coming in between 3 to 6. so nothing to do.

ABC        XYZ         PQR          ABC_QF
------       -------        -------         -----------
2                 4                3               RC
5                 4                8
7                 1                3

Next, for 7 , its not coming in between 3 to 6. so put "RC"

ABC        XYZ         PQR          ABC_QF
------       -------        -------         -----------
2                 4                3               RC
5                 4                8
7                 1                3               RC
-----------------------------------------------------------
This is the requirement. i did it using for-loop,it will check each value
and it taking time when bulk of data come.
Any hope to do using lappy,appy kind of functions ? Because at a time
complete coulmn should get update.

- Thanks
Antony.

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