This function detects whether a given vector is a continuous (e.g., with values 2.45, 9.35, and so on) or a discrete (e.g., with values blue, red, yellow) character.

detectCharacterType(dat, cutoff = 0.1)

## Arguments

dat A vector of data Cutoff value for deciding if numeric data might actually be discrete: if nlev is the number of levels and n the length of dat, then nlev / n should exceed cutoff, or the data will be classified as discrete

## Value

Either "discrete" or "continuous"

## Examples

data(anolis)
detectCharacterType(anolis\$dat[, 1])
#> [1] "discrete"