yes you're right; it was my mistake.
Best,
Dimitris
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rolf Turner" <rolf at math.unb.ca>
To: <dimitris.rizopoulos at med.kuleuven.be>; <ezhil02 at yahoo.com>
Cc: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [R] newbie question: ROW average
> Dimitris Rizopoulos wrote:
>
>> look at ?rowMeans; you can also use "apply(mat, 1, mean)" but
>> rowMeans() is better.
>
> By my reading of the question, this is not what
> Ezhil wants. He said:
>
> ``I have a 992 x 74 matrix. I would like to form a new matrix
> by averaging each 4 rows from the original one.''
>
> I.e. he wants (I think) the first row of the new matrix
> to be the mean of the first 4 rows of the old one, the
> second row of the new matrix to be the mean of rows 5
> through 8 of the old one, and so on.
>
> One way this could be done is via
>
> > m.new <- t(apply(array(t(m.old),dim=c(74,4,992/4)),c(1,3),mean))
>
> cheers,
>
> Rolf Turner
> rolf at math.unb.ca
>

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