[R] how to replace <NA> values

John Kane jrkrideau at inbox.com
Tue Jan 21 19:07:13 CET 2014

I'm pretty sure that what you have is not what you think you have.

Do a str(Elder1) on the data set and you will see that age is a factor not a numerical variable. Bascally you have a mangled data set from the look of it.

Why would you want to change NA's to 0's?  

John Kane
Kingston ON Canada

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> Dear R community
> B
> I have a large data set contain some empty cells. BecauseB of that,B  may
> be I am wrong, <NA> values are produced.
> Now I want replace both empty and <NA> values with zero.
> B
> Elder1 <- data.frame(
> B  ID=c("ID1","ID2","ID3","ID6","ID8"),
> B  age=c(38,35,"",NA,NA))
> Output I am expecting
> B
> IDB B  age
> ID1B  38
> ID2B  35
> ID3B  0
> ID6B  0
> ID8B  0
> B
> In advance I thank your help.
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