Re: [R] factor to character

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 29 Jun 2005 - 02:38:03 EST

On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, Omar Lakkis wrote:

> Using RODBC, when I select from a table strings (chars and varchars)
> come as factors. What is the best way, speed wise, to convert these
> columns back to strings (perhaps using as.character).

FAQ Q7.10, replacing "numeric" by "character".

You do have control in RODBC, in fact: see ?sqlFetch.

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