Summarize Data by Several Variables

May 23, 2011

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Here's an example how to conveniently summarize data with the cast function (package reshape). By the way you see how this could be done "in-conveniently" by hand. You also see how a for-loop works and how a matrix is constructed and filled. In addition this serves as an illustrative example how flexible "indexing" in R works, as seen in the below loop! (download data)(this example is adapted from

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