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.

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

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

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

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.

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
table(cut_number(runif(1000), 10))
#> #> [0.000382,0.0947] (0.0947,0.181] (0.181,0.302] (0.302,0.407] #> 100 100 100 100 #> (0.407,0.498] (0.498,0.604] (0.604,0.728] (0.728,0.814] #> 100 100 100 100 #> (0.814,0.9] (0.9,1] #> 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] (0.45,0.55] #> 48 110 98 96 110 99 #> (0.55,0.65] (0.65,0.75] (0.75,0.85] (0.85,0.95] (0.95,1.05] #> 100 90 111 93 45
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] (0.7,0.8] #> 89 110 102 92 103 97 101 112 #> (0.8,0.9] (0.9,1] #> 88 106
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] (0.45,0.55] #> 48 95 113 117 92 90 #> (0.55,0.65] (0.65,0.75] (0.75,0.85] (0.85,0.95] (0.95,1.05] #> 97 108 107 83 50