# [R] What is the correct way of using function C() for factors:

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 5 20:45:29 CET 2004

```Did you mean the function c() or the function(C)?  They are not the same
thing!

Also,  R does not have `strings' but it does have character vectors.

On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Corey Moffet wrote:

> try:
>
> l <- factor(c('a','b'))
> l
>
> At 12:15 PM 2/5/2004 -0600, Svetlana Eden wrote:
> >
> >The funciton c() works differently for strings and for factors:
> >
> >
> >For strings:
> >
> >> l = c('a', 'b')
> >> l
> >[1] "a" "b"
> >
> >
> >For factors:
> >
> >> l = c(factor('a'), factor('b'))
> >> l
> >[1] 1 1
> >
> >
> >What should be the right technique for merging factors?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >--
> >Svetlana Eden        Biostatistician II            School of Medicine
> >                     Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University
> >
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> With best wishes and kind regards I am
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Corey A. Moffet
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