Suppose I have a matrix A [m x 1], where m is not necessarily even. I to create a matrix B also [m x 1] which tells me the decile of the elements in A (i.e. matrix B has numbers from 1 to 10).
I know I can use the function sort(A) to get the position of the elements in A and from there I can manually get deciles. Is there another way of doing it?
I think one possibility would be B = ceil(10 * tiedrank(A) / length(A) . What do you think? Are there any issues with this?
Also, more generally, if I have a matrix A [m x n] and I want to create a matrix B also [m x n], in which each column of B should have the decile of the corresponding column in A , is there a way of doing it without a for loop through the columns?
Hope the problem at hand is clear. So far I have been doing it using the sort function and then manually assigning the deciles, but it is very inefficient.