[R-SIG-Finance] update cells
Patrick Burns
patrick at burns-stat.com
Fri Jun 18 10:47:54 CEST 2010
As long as there is an answer on the list,
I'll take the liberty of showing what I
think is a better answer.
* The 'for' loop is not very R-ish.
* If the name columns are factors, you are
probably in trouble.
myTable <- data.frame(name_x=c('a', ' ', 'c', NA),
name_y=LETTERS[1:4], stringsAsFactors=FALSE)
myTable2 <- within(myTable, name_x <-
ifelse(is.na(name_x) | name_x == " ", name_y, name_x))
On 17/06/2010 23:05, Konrad Hoppe wrote:
> Hi,
>
> yes, it's really not a finance question, but I think it's okay to give an
> answer shortly:
>
> Assuming your table is named myTable, just do the following:
>
> for(i in 1:nrow(myTable)){
> if(is.na(myTable$name_x[i]) || (myTable$name_x[i] == " ")){
> myTable$name_x[i]<- myTable$name_y[i]
> }
> }
>
> This should work. I haven't tested it due to the fact that you haven't
> provided your first tries as a code snippet, but I'm entirely sure this will
> work. But in general I would do it via sql, this will employ the solution
> much faster.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Konrad Hoppe
> www.konrad-hoppe.com
>
>
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> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 17. Juni 2010 15:09
> An: Daniel; r-sig-finance-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch;
> r-sig-finance at stat.math.ethz.ch
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> Jeff
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel<dmsilv at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 08:34:16
> To:<r-sig-finance at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Subject: [R-SIG-Finance] update cells
>
> Hello all,I have a table with about 18000 rows, I need to UPDATE the strings
> in the "name.x" column in each row by the strings from "name.y" given if
> "name.x" is NA or " ". How can I do it?
> Also I want to update values in other columns, but I think that will be the
> same job.
> Daniel
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