makeind: Make Model Matrix from Data Frame

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makeModelMatrixFromDataFrameR Documentation

Make Model Matrix from Data Frame


Converts a data frame with numeric and factor contents into a matrix, suitable for use with bart. Unlike in linear regression, factors containing more than two levels result in dummy variables being created for each level.


makeModelMatrixFromDataFrame(x, drop = TRUE)
makeind(x, all = TRUE)
makeTestModelMatrix(data, newdata)



Data frame of explanatory variables.


Logical or list controling whether or not columns that are constants or factor levels with no instances are omitted from the result. When a list, must be of length equal to x. Elements correspond to x according to:

  • vector - single logical

  • matrix - vector of logicals, one per column

  • factor - table of factor levels to be referenced; levels with counts of 0 are to be dropped


Not currently implemented.


An existing dbartsData object.


Test data frame.


Character vectors are included as factors. If you have numeric data coded as characters, convert it using as.numeric first.

Note that if you have train and test data frames, it may be best to rbind the two together, apply makeModelMatrixFromDataFrame to the result, and then pull them back apart. Alternatively, save the drop attribute used in creating the training data and use it when creating a matrix from the test data, as in the example given below.

Use of these functions is not required when using bart, bart2, or dbartsSampler; they exist to allow the user finer control and to assist with writing packages that separate the creation of training from test data.


A matrix with columns corresponding to the elements of the data frame. If drop = TRUE or is a list, the attribute drop on the result is set to the list used when creating the matrix.


Vincent Dorie:


iv <- 1:10
rv <- runif(10)
f <- factor(rep(, c(4L, 4L, 2L)),
            labels = c("alice", "bob", "charlie"))
df <- data.frame(iv, rv, f)

mm <- makeModelMatrixFromDataFrame(df)

## create test and train matrices with disjoint factor levels
train.df <- df[1:8,]
test.df <- df[9:10,] <- makeModelMatrixFromDataFrame(train.df) <- makeModelMatrixFromDataFrame(test.df, attr(, "drop"))

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