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These functions take a vector of y values and identify points where the y values cross some threshold y value.

Usage

find_threshold_crosses(
  y,
  x = NULL,
  threshold,
  return = "index",
  return_rising = TRUE,
  return_falling = TRUE,
  return_endpoints = TRUE,
  subset = NULL,
  na.rm = TRUE
)

first_below(
  y,
  x = NULL,
  threshold,
  return = "index",
  return_endpoints = TRUE,
  ...
)

first_above(
  y,
  x = NULL,
  threshold,
  return = "index",
  return_endpoints = TRUE,
  ...
)

Arguments

y

Numeric vector of y values in which to identify threshold crossing event(s)

x

Optional numeric vector of corresponding x values

threshold

Threshold y value of interest

return

One of c("index", "x"), determining whether the function will return the index or x value associated with the threshold-crossing event.

If index, it will refer to the data point immediately after the crossing event.

If x, it will use linear interpolation and the data points immediately before and after the threshold-crossing to return the exact x value when the threshold crossing occurred

return_rising

logical for whether crossing events where y rises above threshold should be returned

return_falling

logical for whether crossing events where y falls below threshold should be returned

return_endpoints

logical for whether startpoint should be returned when the startpoint is above threshold and return_rising = TRUE, or when the startpoint is below threshold and return_falling = TRUE

subset

A vector of logical values indicating which x and y values should be included (TRUE) or excluded (FALSE).

If return = "index", index will be for the whole vector and not the subset of the vector

na.rm

logical whether NA's should be removed before analyzing. If return = 'index', indices will refer to the original y vector *including* NA values

...

(for first_above and first_below) other arguments to pass to find_threshold_crosses

Value

find_threshold_crosses returns a vector corresponding to all the threshold crossings.

first_above returns only the first time the y values rise above the threshold, so is a shortcut for

find_threshold_crosses(return_rising = TRUE, return_falling = FALSE)[1]

first_below returns only the first time the y values fall below the threshold, so is a shortcut for

find_threshold_crosses(return_rising = FALSE, return_falling = TRUE)[1]

If return = "index", the returned value(s) are the indices immediately following threshold crossing(s)

If return = "x", the returned value(s) are the x value(s) corresponding to threshold crossing(s)

If no threshold-crossings are detected that meet the criteria, will return NA