db.indicator {RGeostats}R Documentation

Convert from continuous to several indicator variables


Convert from continuous to several indicator variables


db.indicator(db, limits=limits.input(), ivar=1, flag.indic=TRUE, verbose=FALSE,
             radix="Indicator", modify.target=db.locmod())



The db-class where the continuous variable must be translated


The limits-class structure describing the parameters of the Limiting operation. If no limits-class is defined, an interactive procedure is provided.


Index of the "z" variable to be processed


When switched ON, the function calculates the indicator variables.

When switched OFF, it calculates the discretized variable: each sample contains the average value of the variable within the class to which it belongs.

For more information, see the "Value" paragraph.


Verbose flag. When switched ON, the number of samples per class is printed out.


Radix of the name given to the variables storing the results in the target Db.


Decides whether or not the newly created variables will have their locator defined or not. For more information, see db.locmod.


The db-class structure contains the result of this function.

If 'flag.indic' is switched ON, the db-class will contain the new indicator variables. There are as many new variables as they are classes. Each sample of the indicator variable for class 'iclass' is set to 1 if the sample belongs to this class or 0 otherwise.

If 'flag.indic' is switched OFF, the db-class will contain a variable such that each sample contains the variable average calculated over the samples whose value belong to this class.

[Package RGeostats version 11.0.6 Index]