[R] what does cut(data, breaks=n) actually do?

From: melissa cline <melissa.s.cline_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 17:04:43 -0800


I'm trying to bin a quantity into 2-3 bins for calculating entropy and mutual information. One of the approaches I'm exploring is the cut() function, which is what the mutualInfo function in binDist uses. When it's called in the format cut(data, breaks=n), it somehow splits the data into n distinct bins. Can anyone tell me how cut() decides where to cut?



Melissa Cline, Independent Investigator
MCD Biology, UCSC

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