asFactorDS2 {dsBase} | R Documentation |
This function is an assign DataSHIELD function that converts a numeric vector into a factor type that presented as a vector or as a matrix with dummy variables.
asFactorDS2( input.var.name = NULL, all.unique.levels.transmit = NULL, fixed.dummy.vars = NULL, baseline.level = NULL )
input.var.name |
the name of the variable that is to be converted to a factor. |
all.unique.levels.transmit |
the levels that the variable will be transmitted to. |
fixed.dummy.vars |
a boolean that determines whether the new object will be represented as a vector or as a matrix of dummy variables indicating the factor level of each data point. If this argyment is set to FALSE (default) then the input variable is converted to a factor and assigned as a vector. If is set to TRUE then the input variable is converted to a factor but assigned as a matrix of dummy variables. |
baseline.level |
a number indicating the baseline level to be used in the creation of the matrix of dummy variables. |
The functions converts the input variable into a factor which is presented as a vector
if the fixed.dummy.vars
is set to FALSE or as a matrix with dummy variables if the
fixed.dummy.vars
is set to TRUE (see the help file of ds.asFactor.b for more details).
an object of class factor