Split array, apply function, and return results in a data frame.
For each slice of an array, apply function then combine results into a data frame.
adply(.data, .margins, .fun = NULL, ..., .expand = TRUE, .progress = "none", .inform = FALSE, .parallel = FALSE, .paropts = NULL, .id = NA)
- matrix, array or data frame to be processed
- a vector giving the subscripts to split up
databy. 1 splits up by rows, 2 by columns and c(1,2) by rows and columns, and so on for higher dimensions
- function to apply to each piece
- other arguments passed on to
.datais a data frame, should output be 1d (expand = FALSE), with an element for each row; or nd (expand = TRUE), with a dimension for each variable.
- name of the progress bar to use, see
- produce informative error messages? This is turned off by default because it substantially slows processing speed, but is very useful for debugging
TRUE, apply function in parallel, using parallel backend provided by foreach
- a list of additional options passed into
foreachfunction when parallel computation is enabled. This is important if (for example) your code relies on external data or packages: use the
.packagesarguments to supply them so that all cluster nodes have the correct environment set up for computing.
- name(s) of the index column(s).
NULLto avoid creation of the index column(s). Omit or pass
NAto use the default names
"X2", .... Otherwise, this argument must have the same length as
A data frame, as described in the output section.
This function splits matrices, arrays and data frames by dimensions
The most unambiguous behaviour is achieved when
.fun returns a
data frame - in that case pieces will be combined with
.fun returns an atomic vector of
fixed length, it will be
rbinded together and converted to a data
frame. Any other values will result in an error. If there are no results, then this function will return a data
frame with zero rows and columns (
Hadley Wickham (2011). The Split-Apply-Combine Strategy for Data Analysis. Journal of Statistical Software, 40(1), 1-29. http://www.jstatsoft.org/v40/i01/.