[R] multivariate version of aggregate

David Carlson dcarlson at tamu.edu
Thu Jun 27 21:22:09 CEST 2013

You can pass a matrix to by()

> set.seed(42)
> dat <- data.frame(x=runif(50)*20, y=runif(50)*20,
g=rep(LETTERS[1:2], each=25))
> as.vector(by(dat[,1:2], dat$g, function(x) cor(x)[1,2]))
[1] -0.05643063  0.16465040

David L Carlson
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77840-4352

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Subject: [R] multivariate version of aggregate

Dear List members,

i am seeking a multivariate version of aggregate. I want to compute,
example the correlation between subsets of two vectors. In
aggregate, i 
can only supply one vector with indices for subsets. Is  there ready

function for this or do i need to program my own?


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