Sam - 1 year ago 26

R Question

I have following code which I perform with for loop to generate a 3D array "newarr".

`n1<-c(1,2,3,4,5)`

n2<-c(3,4,5,6,7)

n3<- c(4,5,6,7,8)

afun <- function(y,p,q,r){

calc=1/(1+(((y-p)/q)^(2*r)))

return(calc)

}

newarr<- array(dim = c(4,5,5))

Amat<-matrix(data=c(1:20),nrow = 4,ncol = 5)

for(i in 1:5){

res<-afun(Amat,n1[i],n2[i],n3[i])

newarr[,,i]<- res

}

I want to use

`Mapply`

`for`

`Qmat<-matrix(rep(1),nrow = 4,ncol = 5)`

arr2 <- array((mapply(function(x,y,n1,n2,n3) if(x==1) afun(y,n1,n2,n3) else 0,Qmat,Amat,n1,n2,n3)),c(4,5,5))

But it generates 2D matrix and repeating for 5 times. Is it that mapply only generates a 2D matrix?

Can anyone help me in this?

Thanks!!

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Answer Source

This will give you the desired result:

```
newarr <- array(mapply(afun, n1,n2,n3, MoreArgs = list(y=Amat)), c(4,5,5))
```

this is using the implicit SIMPLIFY=TRUE of mapply(). With SIMPLIFY=TRUE each result is reduced to a vector. (a matrix is a vector with a dimension attribute)

Another variant is

```
array(unlist(mapply(afun, n1,n2,n3, MoreArgs = list(y=Amat), SIMPLIFY = FALSE)), c(4,5,5))
```

here you will get a list of matrices as result from mapply(). You have to unlist.

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