# [R] using "rollapply" to calculate a moving sum or running sum?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 23:37:24 CEST 2013

```On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Anika Masters <anika.masters at gmail.com> wrote:
> #using "rollapply" to calculate a moving sum or running sum?
>
> #I am tryign to use rollapply to calcualte a moving sum? #I tried
> rollapply and get the error message
> #"Error in seq.default(start.at, NROW(data), by = by) :
>
> #example:
>
> mymatrix <- ( matrix(data=1:100, nrow=5, ncol=20) )
> mymatrix_cumsum  <- ( matrix(data=NA, nrow=5, ncol=20) )
> w=12
> for(i in 1: (ncol(mymatrix)-w+1) ) {
> mymatrix_cumsum[ , i]  <- apply(X=mymatrix[, i:(i+w-1)] , MARGIN=1,
> FUN=sum, na.rm=T)
> }
>
> #How might I use the "rollapply" function instead?
>
> rollapply(mymatrix, 12, sum)
>
> rollapply(data = mymatrix, width = 12, FUN=sum, by.column =T, fill =
> NA, partial = FALSE, align = "left" )

rollapply works column at a time (not row at a time) so try this:

t( rollapply( t(mymatrix), 12, sum ) )

--
Statistics & Software Consulting
GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com

```