[R] RE: Matrix to data.frame without factors

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 12 15:27:17 CEST 2002

```On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, [iso-8859-1] Mäkinen Jussi wrote:

> Sorry, my previous answer slipped away because accidental key shortcut
> typing when I was trying to copy/paste the example.
> ***
>
>
>                             Kunta Period Name Asunnot 1100 intarr_14
> 1  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1993/1        14164  41336.27
> 2  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1993/2        14164        NA
> 3  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1994/1        14164      0.00
> 4  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1994/2        14164    330.29
> 5  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1995/1        14164      0.00
> 6  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1995/2        14164      0.00
> 7  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1996/1        14164  67277.18
> 8  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1996/2        14164   7860.26
> 9  ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1997/1        14164        NA
> 10 ESPOON KAUPUNKI                     1997/2        14164 231701.05
>
>
> So there is both type of vectors: characterical and numerical. But truly - I

There are 6 types of vectors in R:  logical, integer, numeric, complex,
character and list aka `generic')!

> could just use na.to.0 when neccessary with numerical rows. But because I
> have faced this "problem" with conversions quite often I though that it
> might be a common interest to ask my question.
>
> I still cannot understand the result:
>
> [1] TRUE
> [1] FALSE
> [1] "list"
>
> I'm sure that I just do not get the basic feature behind data.frame()
> function and that would be valuable for me and might be to somebody else as
> well.

data.frames allow colunns of different types. Matrices do not. So if
column 15 is numeric (and how can we tell, it is not in your sample!)
then as.matrix(KUNTADATA[,15]) is a one-dimensional numeric matrix.

as.data.frame(as.matrix(KUNTADATA[,15])) is a data frame with one
column.  Data frames are a class, based on a list, hence the rest of

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