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R Data Analysis Cookbook - Second Edition by Kuntal Ganguly

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The cut() function uses the ranges implied by the breaks argument to infer the bins, and names them according to the strings provided in the labels argument. In our example, the function places incomes less than or equal to 10,000 in the first bin, incomes greater than 10,000 and less than or equal to 31,000 in the second bin, and incomes greater than 31,000 in the third bin. In other words, the first number in the interval is not included but the second one is. The number of bins will be one less than the number of elements in breaks. The strings in names become the factor levels of the bins.

If we leave out names, cut() uses the numbers in the second argument to construct interval names, as you can see here:

> b <- c(-Inf, ...

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