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gl {base}

Generate Factor Levels
Package: 
base
Version: 
R 3.0.2

Description

Generate factors by specifying the pattern of their levels.

Usage

gl(n, k, length = n*k, labels = 1:n, ordered = FALSE)

Arguments

n
an integer giving the number of levels.
k
an integer giving the number of replications.
length
an integer giving the length of the result.
labels
an optional vector of labels for the resulting factor levels.
ordered
a logical indicating whether the result should be ordered or not.

Values

The result has levels from 1 to n with each value replicated in groups of length k out to a total length of length.

gl is modelled on the GLIM function of the same name.

See Also

The underlying factor().

Examples

## First control, then treatment:
gl(2, 8, labels = c("Control", "Treat"))
## 20 alternating 1s and 2s
gl(2, 1, 20)
## alternating pairs of 1s and 2s
gl(2, 2, 20)

Documentation reproduced from R 3.0.2. License: GPL-2.