Re: [R] as.numeric with tclvalue redux

From: Erin Hodgess <erinm.hodgess_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:24:30 -0600

Thank you!

On 3/24/08, Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk> wrote:
> Erin Hodgess wrote:
> > Hi again R People:
> >
> > This works fine:
> >
> >> library(tcltk)
> >> a <- tclVar("4.5")
> >> as.numeric(tclvalue(a))
> >>
> > [1] 4.5
> >
> >> #But if you have:
> >> b <- tclVar("pi")
> >> as.numeric(tclvalue(b))
> >>
> > [1] NA
> > Warning message:
> > NAs introduced by coercion
> >
> >
> > Is anyone aware of a way around this, please?
> >
> >
> Brian already told you: Parse and eval.
>
> > eval(parse(text=as.character(tclvalue(tclVar("pi")))))
> [1] 3.141593
>
> (Beware: Depending on the environment in which you eval(), strange
> things can happen if you use the name of an internal variable in your
> function)
>
> What happened with the Inf issue? I can't reproduce that:
>
> > as.numeric(as.tclObj("Inf"))
> [1] Inf
>
> --
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>
>
>

-- 
Erin Hodgess
Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
University of Houston - Downtown
mailto: erinm.hodgess_at_gmail.com

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