Writes combinations of N things taken K at a time to a GAUSS dataset.
combinated(fname, vnames, N, K)¶
- fname (string) – file name.
- vname (1x1 or Kx1 string array) – names of columns in dataset. If 1x1 string, names will have column number appended. If null string, names will
X1, X2, ...
- N (scalar) – Total number of things in population.
- K (scalar) – Number of things drawn each time.
ret (scalar) –
if dataset was successfully written, ret = number of rows written to dataset. Otherwise, one of the following:
0 file already exists. -1 dataset couldn’t be created. -n the (n-1)th write to the dataset failed.
// Note: The '$|' operator vertically concatenates strings vnames = "Jim" $| "Harry" $| "Susan" $| "Wendy"; /* ** Create a dataset file named 'couples.dat', containing all ** combinations of the names in 'vnames' taken 2 at a time */ k = 2; m = combinated("couples.dat", "Spouse 1" $| "Spouse 2", rows(vnames),k); print m "rows were written to the dataset";
After the above code,
6.0000 rows were written to the dataset
Continuing from the code above:
// Open the file written above fh = dataOpen("couples.dat", "read"); // Read in m=6 rows of the dataset into 'y' y = readr(fh, m); print "y = " y; /* ** Get the variable names from the dataset and assign them ** to 'names' */ names = getnamef(fh); fh = close(fh); print names'; for i(1, rows(y),1); print vnames[y[i, .]]'; endfor;
will produce the following output:
y = 1.0000000 2.0000000 1.0000000 3.0000000 1.0000000 4.0000000 2.0000000 3.0000000 2.0000000 4.0000000 3.0000000 4.0000000 Spouse 1 Spouse 2 Jim Harry Jim Susan Jim Wendy Harry Susan Harry Wendy Susan Wendy
The first row of the output,
Jim Harry, is the first and second element of vnames,
because the first row of y is equal to
1 2. The fourth row of the
Harry Susan, because the fourth row of y is
2 3 and
Harry is the second element of vnames
Susan is the third element.