Bug 6613 - summary()
Summary: summary()
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: R
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wishlist (show other bugs)
Version: old
Hardware: All Linux
: P5 normal
Assignee: Jitterbug compatibility account
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-02-25 21:10 UTC by Jitterbug compatibility account
Modified: 2015-03-20 09:31 UTC (History)
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Description Jitterbug compatibility account 2004-02-25 21:10:57 UTC
From: ivo.welch@yale.edu
Full_Name: ivo welch
Version: 1.8.1
OS: linux
Submission from: (NULL) (

summary() should take keywords for the statistics desired.

summary(dataset, method="mean,median");

or something like it.  I would also add an option to have column related

var n NA mean sdv min q1 med q3 max
x1  ...
x2  ...
x3  ...

I know one can write this, but it would be nice to have this standard.  summary
is such a basic function that it should be all set in every version of R.



Comment 1 Jitterbug compatibility account 2004-02-28 07:30:26 UTC
Audit (from Jitterbug):
Sat Feb 28 01:30:26 2004	thomas	moved from incoming to wishlist