Re: [R] Change class factor to numeric

From: Petr Pikal <petr.pikal_at_precheza.cz>
Date: Fri 06 May 2005 - 21:58:14 EST

Hi

On 6 May 2005 at 8:51, Paulo Justiniano Ribeiro Jr wrote:

> as.numeric()

Not exactly correct.

as.numeric(as.character())

gives you what you probably want ,if "mass" is really factor ;)

see

str(mass)

Cheers
Petr

>
>
>
> On Fri, 6 May 2005, Smit, R. (Robin) (IenT) wrote:
>
> > I am attempting to develop a multiple regression model using
> > selected model variables that should all be treated as numeric
> > (mostly real) values. However, R considers one specific variable
> > "mass" automatically to be of class "factor", probably because
> > "mass" consists of integer values that are repeated. I now want to
> > force R to treat "mass" as a numeric variable in the regression but
> > am not sure how to do this.
> >
> > > class(mass) <- "numeric"
> >
> > does not help me.
> >
> > Could anyone advise me on this?
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Robin Smit
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