Re: [Rd] A couple of issues with colClasses/setAs

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Thu 09 Sep 2004 - 03:19:29 EST

Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

> > etc? Or perhaps it is better with a catchall "Date-fmt", i.e., e.g.,
> > "Date-%Y%m%d"? That'd be fairly easy to code:
> >
> > else if (length(grep("^Date-",colClasses[i])))
> > as.Date(data[[i]], sub("^Date-(.*)$","\\1", colClasses[i]))
> >
> > although perhaps not so easy to document concisely.
>
> Is it really so hard to convert such columns from character afterwards?

Couldn't that be said for all of the classes?

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