[R] Help. Import data

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 4 08:56:05 CEST 2003

How to convert a factor to numeric is one of the questions (with answers) 
in R's FAQ.

Assuming you don't need to do this again, I would just convert what you 
have imported.  Otherwise, explore the max.value.labels argument of 

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003, Silika Tereshchenko wrote:

> I have the following problem. I have to import the dataset (survey) from SPSS 
> into R-programm. By using the "read.spss" the all of variables have been readed 
> as factor. I need the variables "income" and "age" as numeric for the 
> regreesion analysis. Could you plese help me.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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