# R/find_breaks.R In R4EPI/msfmisc: Miscellaneous Tools for the 'R4Epis' Project

#### Documented in find_breaks

```#' Automatically calculate breaks for a number
#'
#' @param n a number to calcluate breaks for
#' @param breaks the maximum number of segements you want to have
#' @param snap the number defining where to snap to the nearest factor
#' @param ceiling if `TRUE`, n is included in the breaks
#'
#' @return a vector of integers
#' @export
#'
#' @examples
#'
#' # find four breaks from 1 to 100
#' find_breaks(100)
#'
#' # find four breaks from 1 to 123, rounding to the nearest 20
#' find_breaks(123, snap = 20)
#'
#' # note that there are only three breaks here because of the rounding
#' find_breaks(123, snap = 25)
#'
#' # Include the value itself
#' find_breaks(123, snap = 25, ceiling = TRUE)
find_breaks <- function(n, breaks = 4, snap = 1, ceiling = FALSE) {
chk <- function(i) length(i) != 1 || !is.finite(i)
pos <- function(i) i <= 0
if (chk(n)) stop("n must be a single finite number", call. = FALSE)
if (chk(breaks) || pos(breaks)) stop("breaks must be a single, positive finite number", call. = FALSE)
if (chk(snap) || pos(snap)) stop("snap must be a single, positive finite number", call. = FALSE)
if (snap >= n) stop(sprintf("snap (%d) must be smaller than n (%d)", snap, n), call. = FALSE)
seq_by <- ceiling((n/breaks)/snap) * snap
res <- seq(1, n, by = seq_by)
if (ceiling) unique(c(res, n)) else res
}
```
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