Extract-rv: Extract or Replace Parts of a Random Vector

Description Arguments Value References Examples

Description

Bracket slice and assignment methods adapted for random vectors and arrays. The assignment function impute<- is compatible with both non-rv and rv objects (rv, rvsummary, and rvfactor objects). To write universal code that works both atomic and rv objects, use impute(x, ...) <- value instead of x[...] <- value.

NOTE. x will NOT be automatically coerced into an rv object.

value may be an rv object or a regular numeric object.

Extracting rv objects works the same way as extracting components of a numerical vector or array. The return value is always an object of class 'rv'. Type ?Extract for details.

Note: the index arguments (i, j, etc.) must be constants, but this may change in the future.

random variables, however they will be coerced would expect.

Arguments

x

object from which to extract element(s) or in which to replace element(s).

...

indices specifying elements to extract or replace.

value

typically an array-like R object of a similar class as x.

drop

For matrices and arrays. If TRUE the result is coerced to the lowest possible dimension (see the examples). This only works for extracting elements, not for the replacement.

Value

A random variable (an rv object).

References

Kerman, J. and Gelman, A. (2007). Manipulating and Summarizing Posterior Simulations Using Random Variable Objects. Statistics and Computing 17:3, 235-244.

See also vignette("rv").

Examples

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  x <- rvnorm(1)
  y <- (1:5)
  ## Not run: 
     y[2] <- x ## Will not work
  
## End(Not run)
  impute(y, 2) <- x

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