Converts "numeric" factor levels to numeric values.

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Description

Converts “numeric” factor levels to numeric values.

Usage

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fact2num(object)

Arguments

object

A vector with “numeric” factor levels to be converted to numeric values.

Value

A numeric vector.

Author(s)

Derek H. Ogle, derek@derekogle.com

Examples

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junk <- factor(c(1,7,2,4,3,10))
str(junk)
junk2 <- fact2num(junk)
str(junk2)

## ONLY RUN IN INTERACTIVE MODE
if (interactive()) {

bad <- factor(c("A","B","C"))
# This will result in an error -- levels are not 'numeric'
bad2 <- fact2num(bad)

}  ## END IF INTERACTIVE MODE

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