[Rd] should `data` respect default.stringsAsFactors()?
pdalgd at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 22:31:54 CET 2016
What the <bleep> are you on about? data() does many things, only some of which call read.table() et al., and the ones that do have no special treatment of stringsAsFactors.
> On 18 Feb 2016, at 21:25 , Cook, Malcolm <MEC at stowers.org> wrote:
> Probably been debated elsewhere....
> I note that R's `data` function does not respect default.stringsAsFactors
> By my lights, it should, especially as it is documented to call read.table, which DOES respect.
> Oh, but: http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/stringsAsFactors-FALSE-tp921891p921893.html
> Compelling. I have to agree.
> So, I change my mind.
> By my lights, `data` should then be documented to NOT respect default.stringsAsFactors.
> ~Malcolm Cook
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