cut_interval() makes n groups with equal range, cut_number() makes n groups with (approximately) equal numbers of observations; cut_width() makes groups of width width.

Usage

cut_interval(x, n = NULL, length = NULL, ...)

cut_number(x, n = NULL, ...)

cut_width(x, width, center = NULL, boundary = NULL, closed = "right", ...)

Arguments

x

numeric vector

n

number of intervals to create, OR

length

length of each interval

...

Arguments passed on to base::cut.default

breaks

either a numeric vector of two or more unique cut points or a single number (greater than or equal to 2) giving the number of intervals into which x is to be cut.

labels

labels for the levels of the resulting category. By default, labels are constructed using "(a,b]" interval notation. If labels = FALSE, simple integer codes are returned instead of a factor.

right

logical, indicating if the intervals should be closed on the right (and open on the left) or vice versa.

dig.lab

integer which is used when labels are not given. It determines the number of digits used in formatting the break numbers.

ordered_result

logical: should the result be an ordered factor?

width

The bin width.

center, boundary

Specify either the position of edge or the center of a bin. Since all bins are aligned, specifying the position of a single bin (which doesn't need to be in the range of the data) affects the location of all bins. If not specified, uses the "tile layers algorithm", and sets the boundary to half of the binwidth.

To center on integers, width = 1 and center = 0. boundary = 0.5.

closed

One of "right" or "left" indicating whether right or left edges of bins are included in the bin.

Author

Randall Prium contributed most of the implementation of cut_width().

Examples

table(cut_interval(1:100, 10))
#>
#>    [1,10.9] (10.9,20.8] (20.8,30.7] (30.7,40.6] (40.6,50.5] (50.5,60.4]
#>          10          10          10          10          10          10
#> (60.4,70.3] (70.3,80.2] (80.2,90.1]  (90.1,100]
#>          10          10          10          10
table(cut_interval(1:100, 11))
#>
#>   [1,10]  (10,19]  (19,28]  (28,37]  (37,46]  (46,55]  (55,64]  (64,73]
#>       10        9        9        9        9        9        9        9
#>  (73,82]  (82,91] (91,100]
#>        9        9        9

set.seed(1)

table(cut_number(runif(1000), 10))
#>
#> [0.00131,0.105]   (0.105,0.201]   (0.201,0.312]   (0.312,0.398]
#>             100             100             100             100
#>   (0.398,0.483]   (0.483,0.596]   (0.596,0.706]   (0.706,0.797]
#>             100             100             100             100
#>    (0.797,0.91]        (0.91,1]
#>             100             100

table(cut_width(runif(1000), 0.1))
#>
#> [-0.05,0.05]  (0.05,0.15]  (0.15,0.25]  (0.25,0.35]  (0.35,0.45]
#>           59          109          103           96          110
#>  (0.45,0.55]  (0.55,0.65]  (0.65,0.75]  (0.75,0.85]  (0.85,0.95]
#>           85           89           86          113           97
#>  (0.95,1.05]
#>           53
table(cut_width(runif(1000), 0.1, boundary = 0))
#>
#>   [0,0.1] (0.1,0.2] (0.2,0.3] (0.3,0.4] (0.4,0.5] (0.5,0.6] (0.6,0.7]
#>       106       106       108       100        99       107        84
#> (0.7,0.8] (0.8,0.9]   (0.9,1]
#>        96        95        99
table(cut_width(runif(1000), 0.1, center = 0))
#>
#> [-0.05,0.05]  (0.05,0.15]  (0.15,0.25]  (0.25,0.35]  (0.35,0.45]
#>           72          104           80          104          100
#>  (0.45,0.55]  (0.55,0.65]  (0.65,0.75]  (0.75,0.85]  (0.85,0.95]
#>           91           94           75          115          110
#>  (0.95,1.05]
#>           55
table(cut_width(runif(1000), 0.1, labels = FALSE))
#>
#>   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11
#>  49  92 100  98 112 102  88  89  97 116  57