[R] Problems changing to number from character

Alexandre Swarowsky aleswar at yahoo.com.br
Mon Sep 15 20:44:27 CEST 2008

I think your problem is the comma. Why are you using it?

b <- 1042

> str(b)
 num 1042



On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 17:26 +0000, Carlos Morales wrote:
> Hello all,
> First of all, thanks for your examples to calculate the mode value. But now my problem is the next:
> I have a factor and I'm trying to convert it to number with as.numeric(x) but when I see the number it's different, I mean if I have:
> b<-1,042
> d<-as.numeric(b)
> then when I show d, it appears 432 and I want to work with 1,042 because then I want to calculate the median of three values
> Thanks so much 
> Carlos
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