I'm just starting with RStudio so bear with me please!
I have a vector of numeric variables consisting of daily rainfall data, and I need to convert it to binary as in: 0mm = 0, anything other than 0 = 1. Any suggestions how to do this?
x <- c(0,0, rnorm(2), 0, 0, rnorm(2))
y <- ifelse(x == 0, 0, 1)
So this returned a value list of 8 observations instead of the original 972 that I had and need...any ideas?
I defined an x variable as an example. Are you perhaps mistakenly feeding that to the function?
I guessed that so i wrote this:
df_full$rainfall <- c(0,0, rnorm(2), 0, 0, rnorm(2))
Rainfall <- ifelse(x == 0, 0, 1)
I'm sorry, I'm a little confused now! Haha
I suppose you have a dataframe df_full, where you have one variable you wish to convert to binary?
What is the name of that variable in df_full?
Hi @costanza, could you post part of your table,
df_full? To do this, first run
dput(head(df_full, 50)), and then paste the output here, between a pair of triple backticks (```), like this:
``` <-- paste output of dput(head(df_ful, 50)) here ```
the rnorm stuff is to invent made up data, to serve as an example. for your own data with name df_full$rainfall, to make the vector you want called Rainfall do
Rainfall <- ifelse(df_full$rainfall == 0, 0, 1)
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