[R] How to prevent fix() from converting Dates into numeric

From: Christian Gold <c.gold_at_magnet.at>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 23:58:26 +0100


Dear list members

Here is a strange problem that I have had for a long time, without finding out how to solve it. Whenever I use fix() on a data.frame that contains Dates, these are converted to numerics. As shown by the very simple example:

a <- data.frame(var1 = 1, today = Sys.Date() ) a
fix(a)
a

Why is that? And can anything be done against it?

Many thanks for your help!

Best,

Christian Gold
www.uib.no/people/cgo022



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