[Rd] A couple of issues with colClasses/setAs
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Sep 8 19:19:29 CEST 2004
Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
> > etc? Or perhaps it is better with a catchall "Date-fmt", i.e., e.g.,
> > "Date-%Y%m%d"? That'd be fairly easy to code:
> > else if (length(grep("^Date-",colClasses[i])))
> > as.Date(data[[i]], sub("^Date-(.*)$","\\1", colClasses[i]))
> > although perhaps not so easy to document concisely.
> Is it really so hard to convert such columns from character afterwards?
Couldn't that be said for all of the classes?
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