User23 - 11 months ago 55

R Question

I want to create the sum of a number of values in a column, based on following conditions:

Say I have following data

`Z <- matrix(c(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,1), nrow = 10, ncol = 2)`

giving me

`V1 V2`

1 0

2 0

3 1

4 1

5 0

6 0

7 0

8 0

9 0

10 1

Now I only want to sum of values in V1 between the first 1 in V2 and the first value in V2 that is followed by four zeroes. In this example this would be the sum of [3,1] and [4,1] since [3,2] contains the first zero and [4,2] is the first value that is followed by four zeroes in resp. [5,2], [6,2], [7,2] and [8,2].

I tried following loop and variations on it but it keeps giving errors.

`for(j in 1:10){`

ifelse(V2(j) == 1,

(for i in (j:(10-j+1)){

ifelse (V2(i+1) == 0 & V2(i+2) == 0 & V2(i+3) == 0 & V2(i+4) == 0, total <- sum(V1(c(j:i))), next)})

, next)

}

Answer Source

With simple for loop:

```
index1 <- which(Z[,2]==1)[1]
index2 <- NULL
indices <- index1-1+which(Z[index1:nrow(Z),2]==0)
for (i in 1:(length(indices)-3)) {
if (all((indices[i]+(0:3))==indices[i:(i+3)])) {
index2 <- (indices[i] - 1) # position of first consecutive 0s after the first 1 is indices[i]
break
}
}
ifelse(!is.null(index2), sum(Z[index1:index2, 1]), 0)
#[1] 7
```