[R] Matrix of dummy variables from a factor

From: Charles H. Franklin <chfrankl_at_wisc.edu>
Date: Wed 07 Dec 2005 - 07:02:44 EST


What is a simple way to convert a factor into a matrix of dummy variables?

fm<-lm(y~f)

where f is a factor takes care of this in the estimation. I'd like to save the result of expanding f into a matrix for later use.

Thanks.

Charles

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