[R] Chars as numbers

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri May 27 16:42:50 CEST 2005

Josef Eschgfaeller wrote:
> Is there a proper function for transforming
> a character to a number instead of using
>   i=match('c',letters)
>   # 3

I'd suggest to use the above if you really mean it. Note that 
"transforming a character to a number" is not well defined, because you 
have to think about encodings and characters at first. See the article 
by Brian Ripley in the most recent issue of R News, for example.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks.
> Josef Eschgfäller
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