assign_season: Assign seasons to SWMP sampling data

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

View source: R/assign_season.R

Description

Assign seasons to SWMPr sampling data on a monthly basis or user-defined seasonal basis

Usage

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assign_season(
  data,
  season_grps = NULL,
  season_names = NULL,
  season_start = NULL,
  abb = TRUE
)

Arguments

data

a vector of POSIXct dates

season_grps

A list of seasons. Months (1-12) are assigned to different groups based on user preference. Defaults to 12 months, starting with January. Must assign a minimum of two seasons

season_names

A string vector of season names. The number of season names must match the length of the season list. A minimum of two seasons must be assigned (e.g., 'Wet', 'Dry'). Defaults to 12 months, starting with January. The number of season names must match the number of seasons

season_start

defaults to 12 months, starting with January

abb

logical, should abbreviations for month names be used? Defaults to TRUE

Details

A helper function used by multiple data analyses to assign seasons to sampling data and to order the seasons. To assist with plotting, the seasons are assigned as factors. Seasons are assigned by first grouping the months into a list of season_grps and then specifying one name for each grouping using season_names. If season_grps is specified then season_names must also be defined. If neither argument is specified than the season assignments will default to monthly values. Using the season_start argument, the user can designate which season should be the first factor level. This assignment affects plot order for most functions. If season_start is not specified, then it will default to the first season in the list (January for monthly seasons and the first season in season_names for user-defined seasons).

Value

Returns a vector of ordered season factors.

Author(s)

Julie Padilla

Examples

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data(elksmwq)
dat <- elksmwq

seas <- assign_season(dat$datetimestamp, abb = FALSE)
levels(seas)

seas <- assign_season(dat$datetimestamp, abb = TRUE)
levels(seas)

seas <- assign_season(dat$datetimestamp, season_start = 'Mar')
levels(seas)

seas <- assign_season(dat$datetimestamp, abb = FALSE, season_start = 'March')
levels(seas)

seas <- assign_season(dat$datetimestamp,
season_grps = list(c(1,2,3), c(4,5,6), c(7,8,9), c(10, 11, 12)),
season_names = c('Winter', 'Spring', 'Summer', 'Fall'), season_start = 'Spring')
levels(seas)

seas <- assign_season(dat$datetimestamp, season_grps = list(c(10:12, 1:3), c(4:9)),
season_names = c('Wet', 'Dry'))
levels(seas)

SWMPrExtension documentation built on Aug. 30, 2020, 5:06 p.m.