replaceNaDS {dsBase}R Documentation

Replaces the missing values in a vector

Description

This function identifies missing values and replaces them by a value or values specified by the analyst.

Usage

replaceNaDS(xvect, replacements)

Arguments

xvect

a character, the name of the vector to process.

replacements

a vector which contains the replacement value(s), a vector one or more values for each study.

Details

This function is used when the analyst prefer or requires complete vectors. It is then possible the specify one value for each missing value by first returning the number of missing values using the function numNaDS but in most cases it might be more sensible to replace all missing values by one specific value e.g. replace all missing values in a vector by the mean or median value. Once the missing values have been replaced a new vector is created.

Value

a new vector without missing values

Author(s)

Gaye, A.


[Package dsBase version 4.0.0 ]