# Combine a table-returning function with the source table

Stefan Manegold Stefan.Manegold at cwi.nl
Wed Jun 13 17:42:55 CEST 2018

```Hi Mark,

just out of curiosity,
(in the given case/example) what's wrong with a simple

select *, mean-1.96*sd as lci, mean+1.96*sd as uci from test;

or

create or replace function ci(se double)
returns double
begin
return 1.96*se;
end;
select *, mean-ci(sd) as lci, mean+ci(sd) as uci from test;

in case you really want/need to avoid the "redundant" occurrence or "1.96"
...

Thanks!

Best,
Stefan

----- On Jun 13, 2018, at 5:30 PM, Mark Clements mark.clements at ki.se wrote:

> Jennie,
>
> Thank you for replying to this inquiry - it's appreciated.
>
> Your solution gives the right result - but it requires changing the
> function call and will not generalise easily to other column types or
> other number of covariates.  If we had another table such as:
>
> drop table test;
> create table test as select 1 as id, 2 as sex, cast(3 as double) as
> mean, cast(4.0 as double) as sd;
> -- and repeating the function
> create or replace function cis(mu double, se double) returns table(lci
> double, uci double)
> begin return select mu-1.96*se, mu+1.96*se;
> end;
>
> we can get all of the test table combined with the confidence interval by:
>
> -- row_number()
> select * from
> (select *, row_number() over() as rid from test) as t1
> natural join
> (select *, row_number() over() as rid from cis((select mean,sd from
> test))) as t2;
> -- or using lateral
> select * from test, lateral cis(test.mean,test.sd);
>
> The row_number solution is fast, and the lateral solution is simple. I
> was hoping for:
>
> select *, cis(mean,test).* from test;
>
> Again, thank you for your help.
>
> -- Mark
>
> On 06/08/2018 01:53 PM, Ying Zhang wrote:
>> Hai Mark,
>>
>> I’m just wonder if this gives you wat you want:
>>
>> create function cis(mu double, se double)
>> returns table(mu_out double, lci double, uci double)
>> begin
>>   return select mu, mu-1.96*se, mu+1.96*se;
>> end;
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jennie
>
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