user3919790 - 1 year ago 63
R Question

# Applying a function to elements of each row and then summarising

I have a question on manipulating data in data.frame.

Essentially I have a large data set - abbreviated version below:

``````structure(list(nm_mean = c(194213914.326, 194213914.326, 194213914.326,
194213914.326, 194213914.326, 217947112.739), nm_se = c(9984735.05918367,
9984735.05918367, 9984735.05918367, 9984735.05918367, 9984735.05918367,
11010386.0760204), alpha = c(193.197697846336, 214.592588477741,
240.246557258741, 258.116959355425, 282.560024775668, 306.610038660465
), beta = c(61526.2664158025, 57950.9563448233, 56085.1512614369,
52919.4794239927, 51483.4591654126, 50405.8186695088)), .Names = c("nm_mean",
"nm_se", "alpha", "beta"), row.names = c(NA, 6L), class = "data.frame")
``````

I want to use rbeta to generate probabilities using the beta distribution and alpha and beta as the parameters

Similarly I want to use rnorm to generate random numbers using the normal distribution with nm_mean and nm_se as the mean and sd.

I then want to multiply the rbeta values generated by the rnorm values and extract the 50th, 25th and 75th quantile back into the dataframe

So as an example for row 1

``````x <- rbeta(1000,193.1977,61526.27)
y <- rnorm(1000,194213914,9984735)
z <- x*y

dat\$ce <- quantile(z,0.5)
dat\$ll <- quantile(z,0.25)
dat\$ul <- quantile(z,0.975)
``````

In essence i get a ce, ll and ul for product of the rbeta and rnorm appended back to the database.

This is vectorized solution based on my conversation with @thelatemail:

``````n   <- 1000
grp <- nrow(dat)
z   <- with(dat, rnorm(grp*n, nm_mean, nm_se) * rbeta(grp*n, alpha, beta) )
m   <- 1

for(i in 1:nrow(dat)){
dat\$ce[i] <- quantile(z[m:(i*1000)],0.5)
dat\$ll[i] <- quantile(z[m:(i*1000)],0.25)
dat\$ul[i] <- quantile(z[m:(i*1000)],0.975)
m <- m + 1000
}
``````

A less vectorized solution is:

``````for(i in 1:nrow(dat)){
x <- rbeta(1000, shape1 = dat\$alpha[i], shape2 = dat\$beta[i])
y <- rnorm(n=1000,dat\$nm_mean[i],dat\$nm_se[i])
z <- x*y

dat\$ce[i] <- quantile(z,0.5)
dat\$ll[i] <- quantile(z,0.25)
dat\$ul[i] <- quantile(z,0.975)
}

dat
``````
``````    nm_mean    nm_se    alpha     beta        ce        ll        ul
1 194213914  9984735 193.1977 61526.27  607563.9  573229.9  713057.2
2 194213914  9984735 214.5926 57950.96  712268.5  674826.3  836950.8
3 194213914  9984735 240.2466 56085.15  823322.9  777482.8  981156.7
4 194213914  9984735 258.1170 52919.48  937331.2  884945.0 1095876.3
5 194213914  9984735 282.5600 51483.46 1059980.4 1003596.4 1225615.6
6 217947113 11010386 306.6100 50405.82 1316733.1 1250190.1 1515185.0
``````
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