[R] Catenating factors.

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Wed May 23 04:56:32 CEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 13:38 +1200, Rolf Turner wrote:
> I was recently asked by one of new colleagues how to combine, or catentate,
> or concatentate two factors.  If x and y are factors, doing c(x,y) appears
> to coerce x and y to numeric mode before catenating them.  So what does one
> do if one wants the result to be a factor whose levels are the union of the
> levels of x and y?  I vaguely recall seeing this discussed in r-help, but I
> can't find anything on it there, nor in the FAQ.
> Am I missing something obvious?


I think that this thread from last November on R-devel may be helpful:



Marc Schwartz

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