asFactorDS2.o {dsBetaTest}R Documentation

Converts a numeric vector into a factor

Description

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.

Usage

asFactorDS2.o(input.var.name = NULL, all.unique.levels.transmit = NULL,
  fixed.dummy.vars = NULL, baseline.level = NULL)

Arguments

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.

Details

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).

Value

an object of class factor


[Package dsBetaTest version 0.2.0 ]