addMarginal: Add Marginal Observations

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addMarginalR Documentation

Add Marginal Observations


Given a data frame and the names of variable, doubles the data frame for each variable with a new category "All" by default, or by the value of label. A new variable .marginal. is added to the resulting data frame, with value "" if the observation is an original one, and with value equal to the names of the variable being marginalized (separated by commas) otherwise. If there is another stratification variable besides the one in ..., and that variable is nested inside the variable in ..., specify nested=variable name to have the value of that variable set fo label whenever marginal observations are created for .... See the state-city example below.


addMarginal(data, ..., label = "All", margloc=c('last', 'first'), nested)



a data frame


a list of names of variables to marginalize


category name for added marginal observations


location for marginal category within factor variable specifying categories. Set to "first" to override the default - to put a category with value label as the first category.


a single unquoted variable name if used


d <- expand.grid(sex=c('female', 'male'), country=c('US', 'Romania'),
addMarginal(d, sex, country)

# Example of nested variables
d <- data.frame(state=c('AL', 'AL', 'GA', 'GA', 'GA'),
                city=c('Mobile', 'Montgomery', 'Valdosto',
                       'Augusta', 'Atlanta'),
                x=1:5, stringsAsFactors=TRUE)
addMarginal(d, state, nested=city) # cite set to 'All' when state is

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