[R] Creating Dummy Var in R for regression?
bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 23:00:06 CEST 2016
Just commenting on the email subject, not the content (which you have
already been helped with): there is no need to *ever* create a dummy
variable for regression in R if what you mean by this is what is
conventionally meant. R will create the model matrix with appropriate
"dummy variables" for factors as needed. See ?contrasts and ?C for
relevant details and/or consult an appropriate R tutorial.
Of course, if this is not what you meant, than ignore.
"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 1:49 PM, <ruipbarradas at sapo.pt> wrote:
> Your ifelse will never work because
> reasons$salutation== "Mr" & reasons$salutation=="Father" is always FALSE
> and so is reasons$salutation=="Mrs" & reasons$salutation=="Miss".
> Try instead | (or), not & (and).
> Hope this helps,
> Rui Barradas
> Citando Shivi Bhatia <shivipmp82 at gmail.com>:
>> Dear Team,
>> I need help with the below code in R:
>> gender_rec<- c('Dr','Father','Mr'=1, 'Miss','MS','Mrs'=2, 3)
>> reasons$salutation<- gender_rec[reasons$salutation].
>> This code gives me the correct output but it overwrites the
>> reason$salutation variable. I need to create a new variable gender to
>> capture gender details and leave salutation as it is.
>> i tried the below syntax but it is converting all to 1.
>> reasons$gender<- ifelse(reasons$salutation== "Mr" & reasons$salutation==
>> "Father","Male", ifelse(reasons$salutation=="Mrs" & reasons$salutation==
>> Please suggest.
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