Alex Alex - 1 month ago 17
R Question

summing every n points in R

I have a vector and I need to sum every

n
numbers and return the results. This is the way I plan on doing it currently. Any better way to do this?

v = 1:100
n = 10
sidx = seq.int(from=1, to=length(v), by=n)
eidx = c((sidx-1)[2:length(sidx)], length(v))
thesum = sapply(1:length(sidx), function(i) sum(v[sidx[i]:eidx[i]]))


This gives:

thesum
[1] 55 155 255 355 455 555 655 755 855 955

Answer
unname(tapply(v, (seq_along(v)-1) %/% n, sum))
# [1] 55 155 255 355 455 555 655 755 855 955