[R] Data Import to R

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Nov 14 01:44:13 CET 2014

On Nov 13, 2014, at 4:28 PM, Ramesh Gautam wrote:

> While importing .csv files into R, all data are converted to factor-by
> default. But, how can I preserve the original format of the data like
> numeric to numeric, integer to integer, character to character etc while
> importing from csv to R environment.
> I tried several ways, no thing helps. I used 'stringsAsFactor = FALSE'
> command, it did convert all data to characters. But, I wanted to preserve
> the numeric data to be in integer or double.

Use colClasses. And if that hint is not enough then post an example to work with.
> Any idea? examples?
> Thanks
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David Winsemius
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