Converts a vector interpreted as a classification or partitioning into a numeric vector.

partconv(x, consec=TRUE)

Arguments

x

A vector interpreted as a classification or partitioning.

consec

Logical value indicating whether or not to consecutive class numbers should be used .

Value

Numeric encoding of x. When consec = TRUE, the distinct values in x are numbered by the order in which they appear. When consec = FALSE, each distinct value in x is numbered by the index corresponding to its first appearance in x.

See also

Examples

partconv(iris[,5])
#>   [1] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
#>  [38] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
#>  [75] 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
#> [112] 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
#> [149] 3 3

set.seed(0)
cl <- sample(LETTERS[1:9], 25, replace=TRUE)
partconv(cl, consec=FALSE)
#>  [1]  1  2  3  4  5  3  5  8  4 10 10 12  3  1 10 10  1  1 10 10  5  1  4  2  8
partconv(cl, consec=TRUE)
#>  [1] 1 2 3 4 5 3 5 6 4 7 7 8 3 1 7 7 1 1 7 7 5 1 4 2 6