Is there a possibility to disable the initial message (1) when creating a sequence with seqdef library(TraMineR) ?

(1) this message

 [>] coding void elements with '%' and missing values with '*'
 [>] 6 distinct states appear in the data: 
     1 = M
     2 = MC

For instance,

LCS.ex <- c("S-U-S-M-S-U", "U-S-SC-MC", "S-U-M-S-SC-UC-MC")

Subsequently, is it possible to use TraMineR functions (such as seqdist or seqLLCS) without using a TraMineR object ?


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You can suppress the messages with suppressMessages


As for your second question: seqdist and seqLLCS work only for state sequence objects. So, you need to transform your data in such a object.

  • $\begingroup$ so embedded as seq = suppressMessages(seqdef(LCS.ex)). Thanks $\endgroup$
    – giac
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 11:24

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