[R] Getting the index of specific quantiles

Matteo Richiardi matteo.richiardi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 13:21:57 CET 2016

Dear R-users,
a very easy one for you, I guess. I need to extract the indexes of the
elements corresponding to different quantiles of a vector. When a
quantile is an interpolation between two adjacent values, I need the
index of the value which is closer (the lower value - or the higher
value for what matters - in case the quantile is exactly half way

This is an example.

> x <- c(9,9,1,3,2,7,6,10,5,6)
> quantile(x)
  0%  25%  50%  75% 100%
 1.0  3.5  6.0  8.5 10.0

What I need is a vector 'index' which looks like

> index
3   4   7   1   8

Many thanks for your help ! Matteo

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