Re: [R] Creating Binary Outcomes from a continuous variable

From: Roger Bivand <Roger.Bivand_at_nhh.no>
Date: Wed 07 Jul 2004 - 23:01:24 EST


On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Doran, Harold wrote:

> Dear List:
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> I have searched the archives and my R books and cannot find a method to
> transform a continuous variable into a binary variable. For example, I
> have test score data along a continuous scale. I want to create a new
> variable in my dataset that is 1=above a cutpoint (or passed the test)
> and 0=otherwise.
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> My instinct tells me that this will require a combination of the

> transform command along with a conditional selection. Any help is much

> appreciated.
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> Thanks,
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> Harold
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