[R] Initializing vector and matrices
Steven Yen
@tyen @end|ng |rom ntu@edu@tw
Wed Feb 28 09:56:30 CET 2024
Is there as way to initialize a vector (matrix) with an unknown length
(dimension)? NULL does not seem to work. The lines below work with a
vector of length 4 and a matrix of 4 x 4. What if I do not know
initially the length/dimension of the vector/matrix?
All I want is to add up (accumulate) the vector and matrix as I go
through the loop.
Or, are there other ways to accumulate such vectors and matrices?
> x<-rep(0,4) # this works but I like to leave the length open
> for (i in 1:3){
+ x1<-1:4
+ x<-x+x1
+ }
> x
[1] 3 6 9 12
> y = 0*matrix(1:16, nrow = 4, ncol = 4); # this works but I like to
leave the dimension open
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4]
[1,] 0 0 0 0
[2,] 0 0 0 0
[3,] 0 0 0 0
[4,] 0 0 0 0
> for (i in 1:3){
+ y1<-matrix(17:32, nrow = 4, ncol = 4)
+ y<-y+y1
+ }
> y
[,1] [,2] [,3] [,4]
[1,] 51 63 75 87
[2,] 54 66 78 90
[3,] 57 69 81 93
[4,] 60 72 84 96
>
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