R - Generate a sequence of numbers

I am trying to create sequences of number of 6 cases, but with 144 cases intervals.

Like this one for example

c(1:6, 144:149, 288:293) 1 2 3 4 5 6 144 145 146 147 148 149 288 289 290 291 292 293

How could I generate automatically such a sequence with


or with another function ?

-------------Problems Reply------------

I find the sequence function to be helpful in this case. If you had your data in a structure like this:

(info <- data.frame(start=c(1, 144, 288), len=c(6, 6, 6)))
# start len
# 1 1 6
# 2 144 6
# 3 288 6

then you could do this in one line with:

sequence(info$len) + rep(info$start-1, info$len)
# [1] 1 2 3 4 5 6 144 145 146 147 148 149 288 289 290 291 292 293

Note that this solution works even if the sequences you're combining are different lengths.

Here's one approach:

# or...

Here's a way I like a little better:

rep(c(0L,(1:2)*144L-1L),each=6) + seq_len(6)


rlen <- 6L
rgap <- 144L
rnum <- 3L

starters <- c(0L,seq_len(rnum-1L)*rgap-1L)

rep(starters, each=rlen) + seq_len(rlen)
# or...

This can also be done using seq or seq.int

x = c(1, 144, 288)
c(sapply(x, function(y) seq.int(y, length.out = 6)))

#[1] 1 2 3 4 5 6 144 145 146 147 148 149 288 289 290 291 292 293

As @Frank mentioned in the comments here is another way to achieve this using @josilber's data structure (This is useful particularly when there is a need of different sequence length for different intervals)

c(with(info, mapply(seq.int, start, length.out=len)))

#[1] 1 2 3 4 5 6 144 145 146 147 148 149 288 289 290 291 292 293

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