# [R] summarise subsets of a vector

David L Carlson dcarlson at tamu.edu
Wed Jan 23 16:43:21 CET 2013

```You didn't indicate what you want to do with the 101st observation. Arun's
solution creates an 11th group and divides by the number in the group(1),
while Jessica's solution creates an 11th column and divides by 10.

> test[101] <- 100
> unlist(lapply(split(test,((seq_along(test)-1)%/% 10)+1),mean))
1          2          3          4          5          6          7

0.000000   0.000000   0.000000   0.000000   0.000000   0.000000   0.000000

8          9         10         11
0.146375   0.000000   0.194500 100.000000
> x<-matrix(test,nrow=10)
Warning message:
In matrix(test, nrow = 10) :
data length [101] is not a sub-multiple or multiple of the number of rows
[10]
> apply(x,2,mean)
[1]  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000
[8]  0.146375  0.000000  0.194500 10.000000

Another approach would be to use aggregate:

> Groups <- gl(ceiling(length(test)/10), 10)[1:length(test)]
> aggregate(test, list(Groups), mean)
Group.1          x
1        1   0.000000
2        2   0.000000
3        3   0.000000
4        4   0.000000
5        5   0.000000
6        6   0.000000
7        7   0.000000
8        8   0.146375
9        9   0.000000
10      10   0.194500
11      11 100.000000

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David L Carlson
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Jessica Streicher
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:13 AM
> To: Wim Kreinen
> Cc: r-help
> Subject: Re: [R] summarise subsets of a vector
>
> Or maybe
>
> x<-matrix(test,nrow=10)
> apply(x,2,mean)
>
>
> On 23.01.2013, at 00:09, Wim Kreinen wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have vector called test. And now I wish to measure the mean of the
> first
> > 10 number, the second 10 numbers etc
> > How does it work?
> > Thanks Wim
> >
> >> dput (test)
> > c(0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
> > 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
> > 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
> > 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.71, 0.21875, 0, 0.27375, 0.26125,
> > 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.84125,
> > 0.0575, 0.92625, 0.12, 0, 0)
> >
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