[R] strange behavior of my function

ronggui ronggui.huang at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 18:02:53 CEST 2008

```You should write the function in this way, I think.

convert.to.trinom3=function(data, z1, z2){
ans <- data
ans[data<z1]=0
ans[z1<=data & data<z2]=1
ans[data>=z2]=2
ans
}

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 11:54 PM, Kyeongmi Cheon <katie.cheon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>  I wrote a program to convert normal distribution  to trinomial
>  distribution (three levels=0,1,2). But the first function I wrote
>  (convert.to.trinom1) converts everything to 2. When I changed it
>  slightly (convert.to.trinom2), it works correctly (ie. converts to
>  0,1, or 2). I cannot figure out why it happens. I even restarted R and
>  tried again and the same thing happened over and over. I use R 2.6.0
>  in Windows Vista. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you.
>  Kyeongmi
>
>
>
>  norm1=rnorm(20)
>  norm1
>
>  z1=-1.2212272
>  z2=-0.6744898
>  convert.to.trinom1=function(data, z1, z2){
>     data[data<z1]=0
>     data[z1<=data & data<z2]=1
>     data[data>=z2]=2
>     data
>  }
>  trinom1=convert.to.trinom1(norm1,z1, z2)
>  trinom1
>
>  convert.to.trinom2=function(data, z1, z2){
>     data[data>=z2]=2
>     data[data<z1]=0
>     data[z1<=data & data<z2]=1
>     data
>  }
>  trinom2=convert.to.trinom2(norm1,z1, z2)
>  trinom2
>
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