How to convert values greater than a threshold into 1 in column of a data.table object in R?

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To convert values greater than a threshold into 1 in data.table object in R data frame, we can follow the below steps −

  • First of all, create a data.table object.

  • Then, use ifelse function to convert values greater than a threshold into 1.

Example

Create the data.table object

Let’s create a data.table object as shown below −

library(data.table)
x<-runif(25,1,2)
DT<-data.table(x)
DT

Output

On executing, the above script generates the below output(this output will vary on your system due to randomization) −

       x
1:  1.122051
2:  1.355193
3:  1.058128
4:  1.817999
5:  1.585387
6:  1.789302
7:  1.227816
8:  1.099774
9:  1.442783
10: 1.014045
11: 1.639609
12: 1.090935
13: 1.801839
14: 1.237378
15: 1.988733
16: 1.000113
17: 1.670561
18: 1.444453
19: 1.797164
20: 1.079578
21: 1.888196
22: 1.635946
23: 1.986531
24: 1.401219
25: 1.902608
      x

Convert values greater than a threshold to 1

Using ifelse function to convert values greater than a threshold into 1 in column x of data.table object −

library(data.table)
x<-runif(25,1,2)
DT<-data.table(x)
DT$x<-ifelse(DT$x>1.5,1,DT$x)
DT

Output

       x
1:  1.122051
2:  1.355193
3:  1.058128
4:  1.000000
5:  1.000000
6:  1.000000
7:  1.227816
8:  1.099774
9:  1.442783
10: 1.014045
11: 1.000000
12: 1.090935
13: 1.000000
14: 1.237378
15: 1.000000
16: 1.000113
17: 1.000000
18: 1.444453
19: 1.000000
20: 1.079578
21: 1.000000
22: 1.000000
23: 1.000000
24: 1.401219
25: 1.000000
      x
raja
Updated on 11-Nov-2021 07:09:35

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