[R] Numeric class and sasxport.get

Sebastien Bihorel Sebastien.Bihorel at cognigencorp.com
Tue Feb 3 23:53:33 CET 2009


It is a non existing issue for me if the variables of class "labelled" 
(and only "labelled") can only be numerical variables (integer or numeric).


Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> Sebastien Bihorel wrote:
>> Dear R-users,
>> The sasxport.get function (from the Hmisc package) automatically 
>> defines the class of imported variables. I have noticed that the 
>> class of theoretically numeric variables is simply "labelled", 
>> although character variables might end up been defined as "labelled" 
>> "Date" or "labelled" "factor".
>> Is there a way to tell sasxport.get to define numeric variable as 
>> "labelled" "integer" or "labelled" "numeric"?
> Sebastien,
> If that would fix a problem you're having we could look into it. 
> Otherwise I'd tend to leave well enough alone.
> Frank
>> Thank you
>> Sebastien
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