Re: [R] Problem with the recode function

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:37:34 -0400

Dear Alain,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alain Guillet [mailto:alain.guillet_at_uclouvain.be]
> Sent: June-15-10 12:25 PM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: r-help@r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Problem with the recode function
>
> I found out what the problem is: when I start R Commander, some plug-ins
> are automatically loaded and it seems that the problem comes from the
> RcmdrPlugin.Export, more precisely from the Hmisc package (the plug-in
> depends on it) which contains a recode() function too with the following
> documentation :

That makes sense of the problem, but I'm not sure what I can about it -- that is, there's always the possibility that someone will load a package that shadows a function in another package. I'll think some more about the problem.

Best,
 John

>
> Hmisc-internal package:Hmisc R Documentation
> Internal Hmisc functions
> Description:
> Internal Hmisc functions.
> Details:
> These are not to be called by the user or are undocumented.
>
>
> Alain
>
>
>
>
>
> On 15-Jun-10 17:53, John Fox wrote:
> > Dear Alain,
> >
> > I'm afraid that I can't duplicate your problem. First, there is no
recode
> > function in the Rcmdr package; it uses recode from car.
> >
> > Here's a record of my Rcmdr session, using the recode dialog to generate
> the
> > recode command:
> >
> >
> >> test$variable<- recode(test$x, '1:5=0; else=1; ',
as.factor.result=TRUE)
> >>
> >
> >> test # entered in script window
> >>
> > x variable
> > 1 1 0
> > 2 2 0
> > 3 3 0
> > 4 4 0
> > 5 5 0
> > 6 6 1
> > 7 7 1
> > 8 8 1
> > 9 9 1
> > 10 10 1
> >
> > I noticed that you set as.factor.result=TRUE for one command and FALSE
for
> > the other, but both work for me. It occurred to me that you may have
> entered
> > the recode command in the script window and executed it from there, but
> that
> > works for me too.
> >
> > Best,
> > John
> >
> > --------------------------------
> > John Fox
> > Senator William McMaster
> > Professor of Social Statistics
> > Department of Sociology
> > McMaster University
> > Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
> > web: socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox
> >
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org
[mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org]
> >>
> > On
> >
> >> Behalf Of Alain Guillet
> >> Sent: June-15-10 10:58 AM
> >> To: r-help_at_r-project.org
> >> Subject: [R] Problem with the recode function
> >>
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I am using the recode() function in Rcmdr and the result is not what I
> >> expect so I am almost sure I did something wrong but what...
> >>
> >> > test<- data.frame(x=1:10)
> >> > library(car)
> >> > recode(test$x,'1:5=0 ; else=1', as.factor.result=TRUE)
> >> [1] 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
> >> Levels: 0 1
> >>
> >> BUT
> >>
> >> > library(Rcmdr) # recode from the car package is now masked
> >>
> >> Now I recode test$x through the Rmcdr interface and I get the following
> >> code :
> >> test$variable<- recode(test$x, '1:5 = 0; else = 1; ',
> >> as.factor.result=FALSE)
> >> And a vector of NA as result.
> >>
> >> > test$variable
> >> [1] NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
> >>
> >> I am using R 2.11.1 with Rcmdr 1.5-5 on Windows Vista.
> >>
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Alain
> >>
> >> --
> >> Alain Guillet
> >> Statistician and Computer Scientist
> >>
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> >>
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> >>
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> >
> >
>
> --
> Alain Guillet
> Statistician and Computer Scientist
>
> SMCS - IMMAQ - Université catholique de Louvain
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