Fwd: R-beta: Printing
palme at uni-wuppertal.de
Mon Mar 16 16:53:24 CET 1998
> >Another question: Is there any simple way to assign value labels?
> Some of the functions of variable labels in eg SPSS are performed by
> factor levels, so if you use
> x<-factor(x,labels=c("first level","second level","third level"))
> the factor labels will usually appear in output. read.table() converts
> non-numeric data to factors by default, which means that the data file can
> contain labels instead of the data.
OK. I had to add 'levels=1:n' (number of values), otherwise R complains
about labels for values not present in tha data. Now it works fine.
Next stupid question:-)
Is there a similar way to assign variable labels (besides the names,
Thanks a lot for your help!
Hubert Palme Bergische Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
Email: palme at uni-wuppertal.de (Germany)
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