rowMedians: Calculates the median for each row (column) in a matrix

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also

View source: R/rowMedians.R

Description

Calculates the median for each row (column) in a matrix.

Usage

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rowMedians(x, rows = NULL, cols = NULL, na.rm = FALSE, dim. = dim(x),
  ..., useNames = NA)

colMedians(x, rows = NULL, cols = NULL, na.rm = FALSE, dim. = dim(x),
  ..., useNames = NA)

Arguments

x

An NxK matrix or, if dim. is specified, an N * K vector.

rows, cols

A vector indicating subset of rows (and/or columns) to operate over. If NULL, no subsetting is done.

na.rm

If TRUE, NAs are excluded first, otherwise not.

dim.

An integer vector of length two specifying the dimension of x, also when not a matrix.

...

Not used.

useNames

If NA, the default behavior of the function about naming support is remained. If FALSE, no naming support is done. Else if TRUE, names attributes of result are set.

Details

The implementation of rowMedians() and colMedians() is optimized for both speed and memory. To avoid coercing to doubles (and hence memory allocation), there is a special implementation for integer matrices. That is, if x is an integer matrix, then rowMedians(as.double(x)) (rowMedians(as.double(x))) would require three times the memory of rowMedians(x) (colMedians(x)), but all this is avoided.

Value

Returns a numeric vector of length N (K).

Author(s)

Henrik Bengtsson, Harris Jaffee

See Also

See rowWeightedMedians() and colWeightedMedians() for weighted medians. For mean estimates, see rowMeans2() and rowMeans().


matrixStats documentation built on Sept. 17, 2021, 5:06 p.m.