Remove commas from numeric fields and return them as numerics
A shortcut function to strip commas out of numeric fields imported from other software and convert them into numeric vectors that can be operated on. This assumes decimal point as opposed to decimal comma notation.
a character vector containing numbers with commas that should be coerced into being numeric.
This function assumes decimal point notation for numbers. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_mark#Countries_using_Arabic_numerals_with_decimal_point.
Jared E. Knowles
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