# d.central: Central values are desirable In stanlazic/desiR: Desirability Functions for Ranking, Selecting, and Integrating Data

## Description

Maps a numeric variable to a 0-1 scale such that values in the middle of the distribution are desirable.

## Usage

 `1` ```d.central(x, cut1, cut2, cut3, cut4, des.min = 0, des.max = 1, scale = 1) ```

## Arguments

 `x` Vector of numeric or integer values. `cut1, cut2, cut3, cut4` Values of the original data that define where the desirability function changes. `des.min, des.max` Minimum and maximum desirability values, defaults to zero and one, respectively. `scale` Controls how steeply the function increases or decreases.

## Details

Values less than `cut1` and greater than `cut4` will have a low desirability. Values between `cut2` and `cut3` will have a high desirability. Values between `cut1` and `cut2` and between `cut3` and `cut4` will have intermediate values. This function is useful when extreme values are undesirable. For example, outliers or values outside of allowable ranges. If `cut2` and `cut3` are close to each other, this function can be used when a target value is desirable.

## Value

Numeric vector of desirability values.

`d.ends`

## Examples

 ``` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17``` ```set.seed(1) x <- rnorm(1000, mean=100, sd =5) # generate data d <- d.central(x, cut1=90, cut2=95, cut3=105, cut4=110, scale=1) # plot data hist(x, breaks=30) # add line des.line(x, "d.central", des.args=c(cut1=90, cut2=95, cut3=105, cut4=110, scale=1)) hist(x, breaks=30) des.line(x, "d.central", des.args=c(cut1=90, cut2=95, cut3=105, cut4=110, des.min=0.1, des.max=0.95, scale=1.5)) # target value hist(x, breaks=30) des.line(x, "d.central", des.args=c(cut1=90, cut2=99.9, cut3=100.1, cut4=110)) ```

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