[R] dataset index
Charles C. Berry
cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Thu Dec 3 23:34:09 CET 2009
On Thu, 3 Dec 2009, Lisa wrote:
>
> Hello, All,
>
> I have a dataset that looks like this:
>
> x <- matrix(c(
> 0, 0, 0,
> 0, 0, 0,
> 0, 1, 0,
> 0, 1, 0,
> 0, 1, 0,
> 1, 2, 1,
> 1, 2, 1,
> 1, 3, 1,
> 1, 3, 1,
> 1, 3, 1),
> ncol = 5, byrow = T,
> dimnames = list(1:10, c("gender", "race", "disease")))
>
> I want to write a function to produce several matrices including only “TRUE”
> and “FALSE” for the different levels of the variables (these matrices may be
> thought as index matrices), like
>
>> m1
> TRUE TRUE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE
>
>> m2
> FALSE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE
>
>> m3
> FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE TRUE TRUE FALSE FALSE FALSE
>
>> m4
> FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE
>
> Can anyone please help how to get this done? Your help would be greatly
> appreciated.
Perhaps
apply(x , 2, function(x) model.matrix(~0+factor(x))==1)
??
Chuck
p.s. ncol = 3, I would think.
>
> Lisa
>
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Charles C. Berry (858) 534-2098
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