[R] ordered factors in data.frame
Greg.Snow at intermountainmail.org
Thu Aug 23 21:21:23 CEST 2007
The attach function only attachs a copy of the data (changes to the data don't show up in the attached copy). Also you need to tell R what to do with the result of as.ordered (where to save it).
Try something like:
> table$V3 <- as.ordered(table$V3)
> table <- transform(table, V3=as.ordered(V3) )
Hope this helps,
Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
greg.snow at intermountainmail.org
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> Hello I need a tiny peace of help. (PPC Mac Os X 10.4.10; R 2.5.1)
> I have a data.frame with numeric and factor variables.
> I would like to convert same of the factors to ordered factors.
> I tried with:
> attach (table)
> as.ordered (V3)
> but this gives me only the V3 Vector as ordred back but in
> the data.frame (str(Table)) it is still not ordered.
> How can I do that?
> Thanks for your help.
> I am still a beginner.
> Now I would like to
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