[R] as.data.frame question

From: ruser ruser <ruser1000_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu 06 Jul 2006 - 19:37:22 EST

     

  I'm using the RODBC library to read in an Excel file using the odbcConnectExcel function. I can read the Excel data prefectly, however all my character variables get converted to factors when using   my.data <- as.data.frame(sqlFetch(channel, "Sheet1"))    

  I've tried using
  my.data <- as.data.frame(I(sqlFetch(channel, "Sheet1")))    

  but this creates just one column of data. Is there an efficient way to read in the character variables from my Excel data as characters rather than converting them to factors.    

  Any help is much appreciated.    

  Regards,    

  Harry                      


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