[R] na.action in xtabs - how to include NAs?
dimitri.liakhovitski at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 17:21:33 CEST 2015
Thank you very much, Bill - it worked.
Wow, that's very wordy!
On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 11:09 AM, William Dunlap <wdunlap at tibco.com> wrote:
> Try both na.action=na.pass and exclude=NULL, the first is for
> xtabs' call to model.frame and the second for when it prepares
> the data from model.frame's output for a call to table.
> xtabs(formula = ~a + b, data = x, na.action = na.pass, exclude = NULL)
> Bill Dunlap
> TIBCO Software
> wdunlap tibco.com
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Dimitri Liakhovitski
> <dimitri.liakhovitski at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Please help:
>> # I have a data frame x:
>> x <- data.frame(a = c(1:3, NA), b = c(NA, 2:4))
>> # I run a cross-tab keeping NAs, like this:
>> table(x[c("a", "b")], useNA = "ifany")
>> # I want to reproduce it using xtabs, but it ignores NAs:
>> xtabs(~ a + b, x)
>> # I can't figure out how to force xtabs to include NAs.
>> # All my attempts below fail to include NAs:
>> xtabs(~ a + b, x, na.action(na.pass))
>> xtabs(~ a + b, x, na.action = "na.pass")
>> xtabs(~ a + b, x, na.action(na.pass(x)))
>> xtabs(~ a + b, x, exclude = NULL)
>> Thank you for your hints!
>> Dimitri Liakhovitski
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