Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also Examples
dummyVars_MSqRob
creates a full set of dummy variables (i.e. less than full
rank parameterization)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 
formula 
An appropriate R model formula, see References 
... 
additional arguments to be passed to other methods 
data 
A data frame with the predictors of interest 
sep 
An optional separator between factor variable names and their
levels. Use 
levelsOnly 
A logical; 
fullRank 
A logical; should a full rank or less than full rank
parameterization be used? If 
object 
An object of class 
newdata 
A data frame with the required columns 
na.action 
A function determining what should be done with missing
values in 
n 
A vector of levels for a factor, or the number of levels. 
contrasts 
A logical indicating whether contrasts should be computed. 
sparse 
A logical indicating if the result should be sparse. 
x 
A factor vector. 
Most of the contrasts
functions in R produce full rank
parameterizations of the predictor data. For example,
contr.treatment
creates a reference cell in the data
and defines dummy variables for all factor levels except those in the
reference cell. For example, if a factor with 5 levels is used in a model
formula alone, contr.treatment
creates columns for the
intercept and all the factor levels except the first level of the factor.
For the data in the Example section below, this would produce:
1 2 3  (Intercept) dayTue dayWed dayThu dayFri daySat daySun 1 1 1 0
0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

In some situations, there may be a need for dummy variables for all the levels of the factor. For the same example:
1 2 3 4  dayMon dayTue
dayWed dayThu dayFri daySat daySun 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
1 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Given a formula and initial data set, the class dummyVars_MSqRob
gathers all
the information needed to produce a full set of dummy variables for any data
set. It uses contr.ltfr_MSqRob
as the base function to do this.
class2ind
is most useful for converting a factor outcome vector to a
matrix of dummy variables.
The output of dummyVars_MSqRob
is a list of class 'dummyVars_MSqRob' with
elements
call 
the function call 
form 
the model formula 
vars 
names of all the variables in the model 
facVars 
names of all the factor variables in the model 
lvls 
levels of any factor variables 
sep 

terms

the 
levelsOnly 
a logical 
The predict
function produces a data frame.
contr.ltfr_MSqRob
generates a design matrix.
contr.ltfr_MSqRob
is a small modification of
contr.treatment
by Max Kuhn
https://cran.rproject.org/doc/manuals/Rintro.html#Formulaeforstatisticalmodels
model.matrix
, contrasts
,
formula
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35  when < data.frame(time = c("afternoon", "night", "afternoon",
"morning", "morning", "morning",
"morning", "afternoon", "afternoon"),
day = c("Mon", "Mon", "Mon",
"Wed", "Wed", "Fri",
"Sat", "Sat", "Fri"))
levels(when$time) < list(morning="morning",
afternoon="afternoon",
night="night")
levels(when$day) < list(Mon="Mon", Tue="Tue", Wed="Wed", Thu="Thu",
Fri="Fri", Sat="Sat", Sun="Sun")
## Default behavior:
model.matrix(~day, when)
mainEffects < dummyVars_MSqRob(~ day + time, data = when)
mainEffects
predict(mainEffects, when[1:3,])
when2 < when
when2[1, 1] < NA
predict(mainEffects, when2[1:3,])
predict(mainEffects, when2[1:3,], na.action = na.omit)
interactionModel < dummyVars_MSqRob(~ day + time + day:time,
data = when,
sep = ".")
predict(interactionModel, when[1:3,])
noNames < dummyVars_MSqRob(~ day + time + day:time,
data = when,
levelsOnly = TRUE)
predict(noNames, when)

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