[R] Need Help with Manipulating Columns

Erik Iverson eriki at ccbr.umn.edu
Tue Apr 6 22:06:16 CEST 2010

possible hint:

as.numeric(gsub("\\$", "", c("$1.23", "$1.32")))

cavalier33901 wrote:
> I have uploaded the property data from Lee County Property Appraiser into R,
> but my problem is that I am unable manipulate and use many of the columns
> because they are classified as factors.  I think this is because the values
> represent selling prices and therefore have $ in front of them.  I tried
> using as.integer but this funtion converts the values into a totaly useless
> form.  Is there a way to convert these columns from factors into something
> usefull for plotting and graphing such as integer form? Thanks 
> Will

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