Numeric Encoding of a Partitioning

Description

Converts a vector interpreted as a classification or partitioning into a numeric vector.

Usage

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partconv(x, consec=TRUE)

Arguments

x

A vector interpreted as a classification or partitioning.

consec

Logical value indicating whether or not to consecutive class numbers should be used .

Value

Numeric encoding of x. When consec = TRUE, the distinct values in x are numbered by the order in which they appear. When consec = FALSE, each distinct value in x is numbered by the index corresponding to its first appearance in x.

See Also

partuniq

Examples

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partconv(iris[,5])

set.seed(0)
cl <- sample(LETTERS[1:9], 25, replace=TRUE)
partconv(cl, consec=FALSE)
partconv(cl, consec=TRUE)

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