lme4 (version 1.1-13)

dummy: Dummy variables (experimental)

Description

Largely a wrapper for model.matrix that accepts a factor, f, and returns a dummy matrix with nlevels(f)-1 columns (the first column is dropped by default). Useful whenever one wishes to avoid the behaviour of model.matrix of always returning an nlevels(f)-column matrix, either by the addition of an intercept column, or by keeping one column for all levels.

Usage

dummy(f, levelsToKeep)

Arguments

f
An object coercible to factor.
levelsToKeep
An optional character vector giving the subset of levels(f) to be converted to dummy variables.

Value

A model.matrix with dummy variables as columns.

Examples

Run this code
data(Orthodont,package="nlme")
lmer(distance ~ age + (age|Subject) +
     (0+dummy(Sex, "Female")|Subject), data = Orthodont)

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