Quantile for upper-triangular values in distance matrix

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Description

Extend the stats quantile function for handling distancematrix objects.

Usage

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## S4 method for signature 'distancematrix'
quantile(x, probs, ...)

Arguments

x

A distancematrix object.

probs

numeric vector or probabilities with values in [0,1].

...

Additional arguments, passed to quantile.

Details

The upper.triangular values of the distance matrix object are passed to the quantile function.

Value

numeric vector of quantiles corresponding to the given probabilities

Author(s)

Cole Beck

Examples

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plainmatrix<-as.matrix(dist(sample(1:25, 8, replace=TRUE)))
mdm<-distancematrix(plainmatrix)
quantile(mdm, probs=c(0.0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00))