Question: (Closed) How to match elements of a row to elements of a column in rstudio
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RVRLibra0 wrote:

I want to match the columnname "Name" from dataframe List to the Rowname of dataframe "Volume" and perform calultion on the columns.

Can I use the match or row.match for this purpose.

I am trying to do something like this

Total <-, ncol = 5, nrow = 5))
for (i in 1:nrow(List))
  match(List$Name, ncol(Volume)), 2])
  Value = Total + Volume[i]

Problem with the code:

Total <-, ncol = 5, nrow = 5))
# Works fine able to create the desired dataframe
for (i in 1:nrow(List))
# Not able to read element by element in the row. This reads the entire row at one go.
# I want to perform this for all five elements separately
  match(List$Name, ncol(Volume)), 2])
  # This in not the right format. I don't know how to match a row against a column
  Value = Total + Volume[i]
  # I want to add the data from the matching column to Total
  # Print it
# In the end print the final value of Total

I want to read the first element in List$Name match with the corresponding column, extract the column and perform a simple addition on it and store the result in the dataframe "Total". I want the same thing to be done for all the elements in the row individually.


S.No    Name
2    Ba
1    Ar
5    Ca
3    Bl
4    Bu


Ar    Ba    Bl    Bu    Ca    
-5.1275    1.3465    -1.544    -0.0877    3.2955    
-2.2385    1.5065    0.193    1.082    3.074    
-5.3705    1.1285    1.966    1.183    -1.9305    
-6.4925    1.5735    1.36    -0.0761    2.0875    
-5.068    0.9455    0.947    -0.7775    3.832    


The actual List dataframe consists of 23 records and the actual Volume dataframe consists of 18000 records.

I am trying to build a function but am not sure as a for loop is necessary for this calculation. Is there a better and easier way to perform this task?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.0 years ago by Sukhi Singh10k • written 5.0 years ago by RVRLibra0

Hello RVRLibra!

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