[R] Problems executing cor(dataset) function in R 2.11.0 for OS X ( It works fine in R 2.10.1)

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon May 10 13:42:11 CEST 2010

On 10/05/2010 7:36 AM, Ruben Garcia Berasategui wrote:
>  Dear all,
> when trying to replicate John M. Quick's example for correlations between multiple variables posted on:
> http://rtutorialseries.blogspot.com/2009/11/r-tutorial-series-zero-order.html
> with R 2.11.0 (GUI 1.33) using my MacBook Pro with OX X 10.5.8 I got the following error message
>> datavar<-read.csv("dataset_readingTests.csv")
>> cor(datavar)
> Error in cor(datavar) : 'x' must be numeric
> The funny thing is that when I tried to do the same example using R 2.10.1, it worked fine.
> Any ideas regarding how to solve this problem?

I would think the first step would be to ask Mr. Quick what's wrong.

Duncan Murdoch

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