# [R] Case statements in R

Roland Rau roland.rproject at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 20:01:21 CEST 2008

```Hi,

maybe the following code helps to achieve what you want?
It seems to me it is basically a 'recode' question.

set.seed(1234) # not neccessary but this ensures we have the same
#results
random.values <- runif(n=30, min=0, max=100)
newgrouping <- cut(x=random.values, breaks=c(0,0.1, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25,
50, 	75, 95, 100), labels=1:10)
cbind(random.values,newgrouping)

## should result in:
random.values newgrouping
[1,]    11.3703411           6
[2,]    62.2299405           8
[3,]    60.9274733           8
[4,]    62.3379442           8
[5,]    86.0915384           9
[6,]    64.0310605           8
[7,]     0.9495756           2
[8,]    23.2550506           6
[9,]    66.6083758           8
[10,]    51.4251141           8
[11,]    69.3591292           8
[12,]    54.4974836           8
[13,]    28.2733584           7
[14,]    92.3433484           9
etc.

I hope this helps,
Roland

> Hi all,
>
> I am trying to convert geometric means in a matrix to cover classes.  My
> values are as such:
>
> perc<-c(0,0.025136418, 0.316227766, 1.414213562,3.16227766, 7.071067812,
>   15.8113883, 35.35533906, 61.23724357, 84.40971508, 97.46794345)
> cover<-c(0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
>
> This is what I am trying to accomplish
>
> veg_mean[veg_mean>0 && veg_mean < .1] <- 1
> veg_mean[veg_mean>= .1 && veg_mean < 1.0] <- 2
> veg_mean[veg_mean>=1.0  && veg_mean < 2.0] <- 3
> veg_mean[veg_mean>=2.0  && veg_mean < 5.0] <- 4
> veg_mean[veg_mean>= 5.0  && veg_mean < 10.0] <- 5
> veg_mean[veg_mean>= 10.0  && veg_mean < 25] <- 6
> veg_mean[veg_mean>= 25.0 && veg_mean < 50.0] <- 7
> veg_mean[veg_mean>=50.0 && veg_mean < 75.0] <- 8
> veg_mean[veg_mean>= 75.0 && veg_mean < 95.0 ] <- 9
> veg_mean[veg_mean>= 95.0 && veg_mean <= 100] <- 10
> veg_mean[veg_mean> 100] <- NA
>
> where values are assigned based on the geometric means.  However, I think
> that my syntax for the && operator is wrong and I can't find a reference to
> proper syntax.  I basically want to "bin" the geometric means.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
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