Re: [R] Joining variables

From: Sundar Dorai-Raj <sundar.dorai-raj_at_pdf.com>
Date: Thu 25 May 2006 - 04:53:05 EST

Guenther, Cameron wrote:
> Hello,
>
> If I have two variables that are factors or characters and I want to
> create a new variable that is the combination of both what function can
> I use to accomplish this?
>
> Ex.
>
> Var1 Var2
> SA100055113 19851113
>
> And I want
>
> NewVar
> SA10005511319851113
>
> Thanks in advance.

See ?paste or ?sprintf

Var1 <- factor("SA100055113")
Var2 <- 19851113

NewVar <- paste(Var1, Var2, sep = "")
NewVar <- sprintf("%s%s", Var1, Var2)

HTH, --sundar



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