[R] keeping original order in factor()
yee at post.harvard.edu
Wed Jun 18 07:00:39 CEST 2008
Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
I think factor(foo, levels = unique(foo)) works best for my needs.
(By the way, I'm still trying to figure out how to use the ordered
option in factor().)
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 12:32 AM, Peter Alspach
<PAlspach at hortresearch.co.nz> wrote:
> levels(factor(foo, levels=c('b','a')))
> should work. You can make foo an ordered factor too, but that is not
> HTH .......
> Peter Alspach
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>> Subject: [R] keeping original order in factor()
>> Apologies for the naieveness of this question, but I'm having
>> trouble figuring out to have factor() maintain original ordering.
>> For example,
>> foo <- c("b","b","a","a")
>> levels(factor(foo, ordered=T)) #I'd like this to return as "b" "a"
>> #not "a" "b"
>> I thought having ordered=T would do the trick.
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