Label: Extract the Label for a Variable

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Extract the Label for a Variable

Description

Extracts the label for a variable from one or more of the *Labels files. This is useful for plots and other displays because the variable names are often cryptically short.

Usage

Label(var, labels = rbind(Lahman::battingLabels, 
                          Lahman::pitchingLabels, 
                          Lahman::fieldingLabels))

Arguments

var

name of a variable

labels

label table(s) to search, a 2-column dataframe containing variable names and labels.

Value

Returns the variable label, or var if no label is found

Author(s)

Michael Friendly

See Also

battingLabels, pitchingLabels, fieldingLabels

Examples

require("dplyr")
# find and plot maximum number of homers per year
batHR <- Batting %>%
           filter(!is.na(HR)) %>%
           group_by(yearID) %>%
           summarise(max = max(HR))
		
with(batHR, {
  plot(yearID, max, 
       xlab=Label("yearID"), ylab=paste("Maximum", Label("HR")), 
       cex=0.8)
  lines(lowess(yearID, max), col="blue", lwd=2)
  abline(lm(max ~ yearID), col="red", lwd=2)
	})

Lahman documentation built on April 26, 2022, 9:07 a.m.