[R] Odp: How to read percentage and currency data?

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at imail.org
Thu Feb 25 22:12:03 CET 2010

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> It's a shame that something which Excel deals with trivially is such a
> hack
> in R. 

I believe that this is a consequence of a fundamental difference in the philosophies of the authors of R and the authors of MS Excel.

The authors of R assume that their users are intelligent and have a greater understanding of their own data than the authors do.

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org

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