Normalise.numeric {COINr}R Documentation

Normalise a numeric vector


Normalise a numeric vector using a specified function f_n, with possible reversal of direction using direction.


## S3 method for class 'numeric'
Normalise(x, f_n = NULL, f_n_para = NULL, direction = 1, ...)



Object to be normalised


The normalisation method, specified as string which refers to a function of the form f_n(x, npara). See details. Defaults to "n_minmax" which is the min-max function.


Supporting list of arguments for f_n. This is required to be a list.


If direction = -1 the highest values of x will correspond to the lowest values of the normalised x. Else if direction = 1 the direction of x in unaltered.


arguments passed to or from other methods.


Normalisation is specified using the f_n and f_n_para arguments. In these, f_n should be a character string which is the name of a normalisation function. For example, f_n = "n_minmax" calls the n_minmax() function. f_n_para is a list of any further arguments to f_n. This means that any function can be passed to Normalise(), as long as its first argument is x, a numeric vector, and it returns a numeric vector of the same length. See n_minmax() for an example.

f_n_para is required to be a named list. So e.g. if we define a function f1(x, arg1, arg2) then we should specify f_n = "f1", and f_n_para = list(arg1 = val1, arg2 = val2), where val1 and val2 are the values assigned to the arguments arg1 and arg2 respectively.

See also vignette("normalise") for more details.


A normalised numeric vector


# example vector
x <- runif(10)

# normalise using distance to reference (5th data point)
x_norm <- Normalise(x, f_n = "n_dist2ref", f_n_para = list(iref = 5))

# view side by side
data.frame(x, x_norm)

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