[Rd] Row-binding factor variables looses the ordered attribute.

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu, 14 Mar 2002 11:38:30 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Patrick Lindsey wrote:


> The covariate name "I(cov != 2)" is now (in R1.4.1) appended by the value
> TRUE. I think that this must come from "model.matrix" which must be
> transforming a boolean vector into a factor variable (which I would guess
> is not really necessary as this is just a binary vector).
>   This change of behavior is not really a problem in itself (if it only
> concerns the behavior of "model.matrix") but quite unexpected.

It is in the NEWS file ....

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