[R] Factor levels

Sébastien pomchip at free.fr
Tue Aug 28 19:36:24 CEST 2007

Dear R-users,

I have found this not-so-recent post in the archives  - 
http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/devel/00a/0291.html - while I was 
looking for a particular way to reorder factor levels. The question 
addressed by the author was to know if the read.table function could be 
modified to order the levels of newly created factors "according to the 
order that they appear in the data file". Exactly what I am looking for.
As there was no reply to this post, I wonder if any move have been made 
towards the implementation of this suggestion. A quick look at 
?read.table tells me that if this option was implemented, it was not in 
the read.table function...


PS: I am sorry to post so many messages on the list, but I am learning R 
(basically by trials & errors ;-) ) and no one around me has even a 
slight notion about it...

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