[R] Retrieving Factors with Levels Ordered
bbolker at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 16:08:07 CET 2011
Berwin A Turlach <berwin <at> maths.uwa.edu.au> writes:
> G'day H.T.
> On Sat, 1 Jan 2011 00:41:10 -0500 (EST)
> "H. T. Reynolds" <htr <at> udel.edu> wrote:
> > When I create a factor with labels in the order I want, write the
> > data as a text file, and then retrieve them, the factor levels are no
> > longer in the proper order.
> Not surprisingly. :)
> [..big snip..]
> > testdf <- read.table(file = 'Junkarea/test.txt')
Thanks to Berwin for the very thorough explanation.
At a more pragmatic level, I find that
generally works OK to reorder the factor levels into the order in
which they appear in the data set ...
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