[R] package memisc: recode examples

Eik Vettorazzi E.Vettorazzi at uke.de
Tue Jul 24 14:18:05 CEST 2012

Hi Marion,
the Hmisc package has also a function called "recode", maybe you loaded
this package after memisc so the memisc version was masked (you should
have got a warning message about that). Or perhaps you wrote you own
recode function?



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Am 24.07.2012 13:53, schrieb Marion Wenty:
> Dear people,
> Yesterday I looked at the recode command in the memisc package and ran the
> following example stated in the manual:
> x <- as.item(sample(1:6,20,replace=TRUE),
>              labels=c( a=1,
>                        b=2,
>                        c=3,
>                        d=4,
>                        e=5,
>                        f=6))
> print(x)
> f <- as.factor(x)
> f
> recode(f,
>   "A"=c("a","b"),
>   "B"=c("c","d"),otherwise="copy"
>   )
> I also used this command for my dataset and it work - I didn't get an error
> message.
> Today I have tried several times running this example, also with my
> dataset, and always got the same error message (in German):
> Fehler in recode(f, A = c("a", "b"), B = c("c", "d"), otherwise = "copy") :
>   unbenutzte(s) Argument(e) (A = c("a", "b"), B = c("c", "d"), otherwise =
> "copy")
> (Error in recode ...
>   unused argument(s) ...)
> I also couldn't find anything in the internet. I don't understand why this
> is not working anymore. Does anyone know what the problem is?
> Thank you very much for your help in advance!
> Marion
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