C. Bailey C. Bailey - 1 year ago 75
R Question

For-loop in R, replacing nth and nth+1

I need some help with a for-loop I've been working with. I don't know if what I have done is even possible, but I hope you can help me make it work.

Initially, I have a list of 100 elements, which are all FALSE.
I want to pass through 100 variables to change the elements (FALSE/TRUE).
Step 1 should change every element to TRUE,
Step 2 changes every second element(starting at 2); if FALSE to TRUE and if TRUE to FALSE,
Step 3 changes every third element, and so on.

Here is what I have so far:

X = rep(FALSE,100)

for (i in X) {
if (i == X[1]) {
X[X%%1==0] == TRUE
} else {
i = i+1
k = X[X%%i==0]
for (i in k) {
if (k == TRUE) {
replace(X, k, FALSE)
} else {
replace(X, k, TRUE)

Finally I want the outcome to sum all the elements that are TRUE, but I don't know how to put that in the loop.

All help is much appreciated!

Answer Source
X = rep(FALSE,100)

for (i in 1:length(X)) { 
  # Reverse the value of every element, 
  # then every 2nd starting with 2, 
  # then every 3rd element starting with 3, 
  # etc, through every 100th element starting with 100
  for(j in 1:100){
  if(i %in% seq(j,length(X),j)){ 
    X[i] <- ifelse(X[i]==FALSE,TRUE,FALSE)  
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