cut2

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Cut a Numeric Variable into Intervals

Function like cut but left endpoints are inclusive and labels are of the form [lower, upper), except that last interval is [lower,upper]. If cuts are given, will by default make sure that cuts include entire range of x. Also, if cuts are not given, will cut x into quantile groups (g given) or groups with a given minimum number of observations (m). Whereas cut creates a category object, cut2 creates a factor object.

Keywords
nonparametric, category
Usage
cut2(x, cuts, m=150, g, levels.mean=FALSE, digits, minmax=TRUE,
oneval=TRUE, onlycuts=FALSE, formatfun=format, …)
Arguments
x

numeric vector to classify into intervals

cuts

cut points

m

desired minimum number of observations in a group. The algorithm does not guarantee that all groups will have at least m observations.

g

number of quantile groups

levels.mean

set to TRUE to make the new categorical vector have levels attribute that is the group means of x instead of interval endpoint labels

digits

number of significant digits to use in constructing levels. Default is 3 (5 if levels.mean=TRUE)

minmax

if cuts is specified but min(x)<min(cuts) or max(x)>max(cuts), augments cuts to include min and max x

oneval

if an interval contains only one unique value, the interval will be labeled with the formatted version of that value instead of the interval endpoints, unless oneval=FALSE

onlycuts

set to TRUE to only return the vector of computed cuts. This consists of the interior values plus outer ranges.

formatfun

formatting function, supports formula notation (if rlang is installed)

additional arguments passed to formatfun

Value

a factor variable with levels of the form [a,b) or formatted means (character strings) unless onlycuts is TRUE in which case a numeric vector is returned

See Also

cut, quantile

Aliases
  • cut2
Examples
# NOT RUN {
set.seed(1)
x <- runif(1000, 0, 100)
z <- cut2(x, c(10,20,30))
table(z)
table(cut2(x, g=10))      # quantile groups
table(cut2(x, m=50))      # group x into intevals with at least 50 obs.
# }
Documentation reproduced from package Hmisc, version 4.2-0, License: GPL (>= 2)

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