dropEmptyLevels: Drop Levels of a Factor that Never Occur

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/dropEmptyLevels.R

Description

Reform a factor so that only necessary levels are kept.

Usage

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Arguments

x

a factor or a vector to be converted to a factor.

Details

In general, the levels of a factor, levels(x), may include values that never actually occur. This function drops any levels of that do not occur.

If x is not a factor, then the function returns factor(x). If x is a factor, then the function returns the same value as factor(x) or x[,drop=TRUE] but somewhat more efficiently.

Value

A factor with the same values as x but with a possibly reduced set of levels.

Author(s)

Gordon Smyth

See Also

factor.

Examples

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x <- factor(c("a","b"), levels=c("c","b","a"))
x
dropEmptyLevels(x)

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