RE: [R] how to remove "." or replace it with NA?

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From: Yong Wang (wang@galton.uchicago.edu)
Date: Sun 30 May 2004 - 14:51:00 EST


Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0405292350290.10179@aitken.uchicago.edu>

Samir, can you give an example for the use of sed?

On Sun, 30 May 2004, Samir Mishra wrote:

> If the data file is in text format, is large with a lot of "."s, use sed.
> It's MUCH faster than any other tool for this sort of thing.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yong Wang [mailto:wang@galton.uchicago.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 05:25
> To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] how to remove "." or replace it with NA?
>
>
> Hi,all
> a quick question
> A larger file include many"." (stands for missing
> value) for variable, say, x. after
> read in the file and assign it another name such as :
>
> x1<-data$x
>
> but x1 is always a facotor but not numerical.
>
> so How can I get a numeric vector from the read in data frame.
> how can I replace those "." with "NA" to perform analysis.
>
> thank you very much
> best regards
>
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