Hi Juliet,
Here is a suggestion using aggregate():
# aux function
foo <- function(x){
y <- sum(x, na.rm = TRUE)
ifelse(y==0, NA, y)
}
# result
aggregate(df[,-1], list(df$x), foo)
Here, df is your data.
HTH,
Jorge
On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:56 PM, Juliet Ndukum <> wrote:
> I wish to rearrange the matrix, df, such that all there are not repeated x
> values. Particularly, for each value of x that is reated, the corresponded y
> value should fall under the appropriate column. For example, the x value 3
> appears 4 times under the different columns of y, i.e. y1,y2,y3,y4. The
> output should be such that for the lone value of 3 selected for x, the
> corresponding row entries with be 7 under column y1, 16 under column y2, 12
> under column y3 and 18 under column y4. This should work for the other rows
> of x with repeated values.
> df
> x y1 y2 y3 y4
> 1 3 7 NA NA NA
> 2 3 NA 16 NA NA
> 3 3 NA NA 12 NA
> 4 3 NA NA NA 18
> 5 6 8 NA NA NA
> 6 10 NA NA 2 NA
> 7 10 NA 11 NA NA
> 8 14 NA NA NA 8
> 9 14 NA 9 NA NA
> 10 15 NA NA NA 11
> 11 50 NA NA 13 NA
> 12 50 20 NA NA NA
>
> The output should be:
>
> x y1 y2 y3 y4
> 1 3 7 16 12 18
> 2 6 8 NA NA NA
> 3 10 NA 11 2 NA
> 4 14 NA 9 NA 8
> 5 15 NA NA NA 11
> 6 50 20 NA 13 NA
>
> Can any write for me a code that would produce these results.
> Thank you in advance for your help.
>
> JN
>
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