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Mon Apr 13 09:56:26 CEST 2020
>>>>> Duncan Murdoch
>>>>> on Sun, 12 Apr 2020 08:57:14 -0400 writes:
> The NEWS for R 4.0.0 says "R now uses a stringsAsFactors = FALSE
> default, and hence by default no longer converts strings to factors in
> calls to data.frame() and read.table()."
> This seems to have been implemented by setting options(stringsAsFactors
> = FALSE) in the main R profile. However, setting
> options(stringsAsFactors = NULL)
> reverts to the same behavior as the old options(stringsAsFactors =
> TRUE). Is this intentional?
No! Thanks a lot for testing R 4.0.0 alpha/beta, noticing and
alerting us about it.
This will be changed ASAP.
... and it will benefit the whole R user community if quite a
few good R users (as most readers of 'R-devel') would start
using 'R 4.0.0 beta' routinely now --- thanks a lot in advance!
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