[R] Numeric "Label" of Factor value?

Brigid Mooney bkmooney at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 20:39:29 CEST 2012

Sorry, I'm sure I'm not using the appropriate vocab here, which is
undoubtedly why I can't seem to find a fix to this (hopefully very
easy) problem.

Suppose you have a factor

abc <- factor(c(2,2,3,4,7,7))

And you want to know what the number in the nth spot in that would be

[1] 2
Levels: 2 3 4 7

shows the correct label of the first element - but if I want to pull
out the numeric value of that label, I thought...


but that gives
[1] 1

which is the position of the label in the levels vector of the factor.



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