This is a follow up to Nested Functions.
Now that you’ve impressed Grandma, it’s time to do some serious science. Take the following vector of Stegosaur lengths
lengths <- c(10.1, 9.5, 11.2, 9.8, 10.4, 12.0, 11.5, 9.5,
9.8, 10.0, 10.7, 10.2, 11.9, 9.7, 11.2, 11.8, 10.7)
and estimate the mass in kilograms for each length using a for
loop,
your function for estimating mass, a = 10.95
, and b = 2.64
. Print the
results in order.
This is a good way to learn how to use a for
loop, but thanks to vectorization
in R we can also just pass the entire lengths
vector to our function. Use this
approach to estimate the mass for each length and display the output.