Hello I have a matlab MAT file that contains one single variable: a. The structure of a is as follows: a.river1.flow (flow values) a.river1.date_flow (date) a.river1.precip (precipitation values) a.river1.date_precip a.river2.flow a.river2.date_flow a.river2.precip a.river2.date_precip I have used readMat to load the variable a in R, however I have no idea how readMat translates a. I managed to get some values out of data=readMat("matfile.mat") data$a[,,1]$river1[,,1]$flow -> Why do I need [,,1]? Why not data$a$river1$flow? Many thanks Ed

Hi Ed, Can you please provide *at least* the R output from running: str(data) where "data" is the variable name you stored the results of readMat() in. If it is reasonably small and can be sent as plaintext (I do not know Matlabs file format off hand), you could send us the actual data so we can try to read it in, but at the least str() will let us see how R is storing your data and give you some explanation. Side note, as data() is a function, it might be worthwhile to call your actual data something else (say, mydata, dat, etc.). For anyone else interested, readMat() is in package "R.matlab". Cheers, Josh On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes <emammendes at gmail.com> wrote:> Hello > > I have a matlab MAT file that contains one single variable: a. ?The > structure of a is as follows: > > a.river1.flow (flow values) > a.river1.date_flow (date) > a.river1.precip (precipitation values) > a.river1.date_precip > a.river2.flow > a.river2.date_flow > a.river2.precip > a.river2.date_precip > > I have used readMat to load the variable a in R, however I have no idea how > readMat translates a. ?I managed to get some values out of > data=readMat("matfile.mat") > > data$a[,,1]$river1[,,1]$flow ?-> Why do I need [,,1]? ?Why not > data$a$river1$flow? > > Many thanks > > Ed > > ______________________________________________ > R-help at r-project.org mailing list > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help > PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html > and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. >-- Joshua Wiley Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology University of California, Los Angeles http://www.joshuawiley.com/

Hi Joshua Many thanks for the prompt reply. I have saved a short version of the matlab file and the output on R is> b=readMat("testr.mat") > b$a , , 1 [,1] river1 List,2 river2 List,2 attr(,"header") attr(,"header")$description [1] "MATLAB 5.0 MAT-file, Platform: PCWIN, Created on: Sun Mar 13 18:51:54 2011 " attr(,"header")$version [1] "5" attr(,"header")$endian [1] "little" When I issue the command b$a[,,1]$river1[,,1]$flow I see the flow values. Unfortunately the data is confidential. Many thanks Ed -----Original Message----- From: Joshua Wiley [mailto:jwiley.psych at gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 6:30 PM To: Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes Cc: R-help at r-project.org Subject: Re: [R] readMat - how to retrieve the variables Hi Ed, Can you please provide *at least* the R output from running: str(data) where "data" is the variable name you stored the results of readMat() in. If it is reasonably small and can be sent as plaintext (I do not know Matlabs file format off hand), you could send us the actual data so we can try to read it in, but at the least str() will let us see how R is storing your data and give you some explanation. Side note, as data() is a function, it might be worthwhile to call your actual data something else (say, mydata, dat, etc.). For anyone else interested, readMat() is in package "R.matlab". Cheers, Josh On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes <emammendes at gmail.com> wrote:> Hello > > I have a matlab MAT file that contains one single variable: a. The > structure of a is as follows: > > a.river1.flow (flow values) > a.river1.date_flow (date) > a.river1.precip (precipitation values) a.river1.date_precip > a.river2.flow a.river2.date_flow a.river2.precip a.river2.date_precip > > I have used readMat to load the variable a in R, however I have no > idea how readMat translates a. I managed to get some values out of > data=readMat("matfile.mat") > > data$a[,,1]$river1[,,1]$flow -> Why do I need [,,1]? Why not > data$a$river1$flow? > > Many thanks > > Ed > > ______________________________________________ > R-help at r-project.org mailing list > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help > PLEASE do read the posting guide > http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html > and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. >-- Joshua Wiley Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology University of California, Los Angeles http://www.joshuawiley.com/

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes <emammendes at gmail.com> wrote:> Hi Joshua > > Many thanks for the prompt reply. > > I have saved a short version of the matlab file and the output on R is > >> b=readMat("testr.mat") >> b > $a > , , 1 > > ? ? ? [,1] > river1 List,2 > river2 List,2It looks like you are dealing with a special series of lists nested within three dimensional arrays within lists. My suggestion would be to double check that the matlab file has reasonable data (whatever that means) and try to double check your use of readmat (do you meet all the requirements for versions, etc.). That is not a common R structure so the extraction is similarly uncommon. Perhaps Henrik will be along with more helpful answers. Good luck, Josh> > > attr(,"header") > attr(,"header")$description > [1] "MATLAB 5.0 MAT-file, Platform: PCWIN, Created on: Sun Mar 13 18:51:54 2011 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?" > > attr(,"header")$version > [1] "5" > > attr(,"header")$endian > [1] "little" > > When I issue the command b$a[,,1]$river1[,,1]$flow ?I see the flow values. > > Unfortunately the data is confidential. > > Many thanks > > Ed > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Joshua Wiley [mailto:jwiley.psych at gmail.com] > Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 6:30 PM > To: Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes > Cc: R-help at r-project.org > Subject: Re: [R] readMat - how to retrieve the variables > > Hi Ed, > > Can you please provide *at least* the R output from running: > > str(data) > > where "data" is the variable name you stored the results of readMat() in. ?If it is reasonably small and can be sent as plaintext (I do not know Matlabs file format off hand), you could send us the actual data so we can try to read it in, but at the least str() will let us see how R is storing your data and give you some explanation. > > Side note, as data() is a function, it might be worthwhile to call your actual data something else (say, mydata, dat, etc.). ?For anyone else interested, readMat() is in package "R.matlab". > > Cheers, > > Josh > > On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes <emammendes at gmail.com> wrote: >> Hello >> >> I have a matlab MAT file that contains one single variable: a. ?The >> structure of a is as follows: >> >> a.river1.flow (flow values) >> a.river1.date_flow (date) >> a.river1.precip (precipitation values) a.river1.date_precip >> a.river2.flow a.river2.date_flow a.river2.precip a.river2.date_precip >> >> I have used readMat to load the variable a in R, however I have no >> idea how readMat translates a. ?I managed to get some values out of >> data=readMat("matfile.mat") >> >> data$a[,,1]$river1[,,1]$flow ?-> Why do I need [,,1]? ?Why not >> data$a$river1$flow? >> >> Many thanks >> >> Ed >> >> ______________________________________________ >> R-help at r-project.org mailing list >> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help >> PLEASE do read the posting guide >> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html >> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.-- Joshua Wiley Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology University of California, Los Angeles http://www.joshuawiley.com/

Hi Joshua Many thanks. The values of flow can be accessed in a weird way and we can used them for some calculations. Since I am a newbie as far as using R is concerned I wonder whether you could tell me how to create a structure in R that looks like the one I have in matlab (that is, a variable a that contains river1 and river2 that contains flow and precipitation). Cheers Ed -----Original Message----- From: Joshua Wiley [mailto:jwiley.psych at gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 7:20 PM To: Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes Cc: R-help at r-project.org Subject: Re: [R] readMat - how to retrieve the variables On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes <emammendes at gmail.com> wrote:> Hi Joshua > > Many thanks for the prompt reply. > > I have saved a short version of the matlab file and the output on R is > >> b=readMat("testr.mat") >> b > $a > , , 1 > > [,1] > river1 List,2 > river2 List,2It looks like you are dealing with a special series of lists nested within three dimensional arrays within lists. My suggestion would be to double check that the matlab file has reasonable data (whatever that means) and try to double check your use of readmat (do you meet all the requirements for versions, etc.). That is not a common R structure so the extraction is similarly uncommon. Perhaps Henrik will be along with more helpful answers. Good luck, Josh> > > attr(,"header") > attr(,"header")$description > [1] "MATLAB 5.0 MAT-file, Platform: PCWIN, Created on: Sun Mar 13 18:51:54 2011 " > > attr(,"header")$version > [1] "5" > > attr(,"header")$endian > [1] "little" > > When I issue the command b$a[,,1]$river1[,,1]$flow I see the flow values. > > Unfortunately the data is confidential. > > Many thanks > > Ed > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Joshua Wiley [mailto:jwiley.psych at gmail.com] > Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 6:30 PM > To: Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes > Cc: R-help at r-project.org > Subject: Re: [R] readMat - how to retrieve the variables > > Hi Ed, > > Can you please provide *at least* the R output from running: > > str(data) > > where "data" is the variable name you stored the results of readMat() in. If it is reasonably small and can be sent as plaintext (I do not know Matlabs file format off hand), you could send us the actual data so we can try to read it in, but at the least str() will let us see how R is storing your data and give you some explanation. > > Side note, as data() is a function, it might be worthwhile to call your actual data something else (say, mydata, dat, etc.). For anyone else interested, readMat() is in package "R.matlab". > > Cheers, > > Josh > > On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes <emammendes at gmail.com> wrote: >> Hello >> >> I have a matlab MAT file that contains one single variable: a. The >> structure of a is as follows: >> >> a.river1.flow (flow values) >> a.river1.date_flow (date) >> a.river1.precip (precipitation values) a.river1.date_precip >> a.river2.flow a.river2.date_flow a.river2.precip a.river2.date_precip >> >> I have used readMat to load the variable a in R, however I have no >> idea how readMat translates a. I managed to get some values out of >> data=readMat("matfile.mat") >> >> data$a[,,1]$river1[,,1]$flow -> Why do I need [,,1]? Why not >> data$a$river1$flow? >> >> Many thanks >> >> Ed >> >> ______________________________________________ >> R-help at r-project.org mailing list >> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help >> PLEASE do read the posting guide >> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html >> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.-- Joshua Wiley Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology University of California, Los Angeles http://www.joshuawiley.com/