[R] How to recode variables using base R
John Fox
jfox at mcmaster.ca
Tue Mar 30 14:28:17 CEST 2010
Dear Johannes,
You can use cascading ifelse()s:
> df$A <- with(df, ifelse(A <= 3, "x", ifelse(A > 3 & A <= 8, "y", "z")))
> df$A
[1] "x" "x" "x" "y" "y"
This command assumes that you want all values that don't map into "x"s and
"y"s to be "z"s, but you could adapt it if that's not what you want (and no
values in your example become "z"s anyway).
I hope this helps,
John
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John Fox
Senator William McMaster
Professor of Social Statistics
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
web: socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox
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> Subject: [R] How to recode variables using base R
>
> Hi,
>
> Is there an efficient way recoding variables in a data.frame using
> base R? My purpose is to create
> new variables and attach them into old data.frame. The basic idea is
> shown below, but how to create recoding for A, B and C and assing them
> into new variables?
>
> df <- data.frame(A = c(1:5),
> B = c(3,6,2,8,10),
> C = c(0,15,5,9,12))
>
> df$A[df$A <= 3] <- "x"
> df$A[df$A > 3 & df$A <= 8] <- "y"
> df$A[df$A <= 16] <- "z"
>
> Thanks,
> -J
>
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