[R] hex format
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Thu Apr 7 16:49:01 CEST 2005
Steve Vejcik wrote:
> Thanks for your advice. Unfortunately, your answers are inconsistent:
> as.numeric("0x1AF0") returns a decimal value for a hex string. I'd like
> to do the opposite-use hex notation to represent a decimal.
R doesn't use decimal or hex values internally, it stores values in the
native format (which is 64 bit floating point or 32 bit binary integers
on most platforms).
You're talking about string conversions on input and output, which is a
different issue. R doesn't support C-style hex notation on input
(though you can use "as.numeric" on input, as Brian said).
If you want an integer vector to always display in hex, assign a class
to it and define a print method. I don't think there's a standard
library function to display in hex, but there are probably packages to
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