[R] as.numeric

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 24 14:58:03 CEST 2002

On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Mike Lonergan wrote:

> Why is as.numeric("3/2") NA plus a warning?

Because that is not a valid number (it's a text representation of an

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