sweep {base} | R Documentation |

## Sweep out Array Summaries

### Description

Return an array obtained from an input array by sweeping out a summary
statistic.

### Usage

sweep(x, MARGIN, STATS, FUN="-", ...)

### Arguments

`x` |
an array. |

`MARGIN` |
a vector of indices giving the extents of `x`
which correspond to `STATS` . |

`STATS` |
the summary statistic which is to be swept out. |

`FUN` |
the function to be used to carry out the sweep. In the
case of binary operators such as `"/"` etc., the function name
must be quoted. |

`...` |
optional arguments to `FUN` . |

### Value

An array with the same shape as `x`

, but with the summary
statistics swept out.

### References

Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988)
*The New S Language*.
Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

### See Also

`apply`

on which `sweep`

used to be based;
`scale`

for centering and scaling.

### Examples

require(stats) # for median
med.att <- apply(attitude, 2, median)
sweep(data.matrix(attitude), 2, med.att)# subtract the column medians

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