[R] Numeric "Label" of Factor value?
sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 20:58:05 CEST 2012
Rui, that doesn't answer the question as I understood it:
Your suggestion returns the numeric value of the second value of the levels:
But I read the question as wanting the numeric value of the second
element of abc:
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Rui Barradas <ruipbarradas at sapo.pt> wrote:
> Try instead
> abc <- factor(c(2,2,3,4,7,7))
> Hope this helps,
> Rui Barradas
> Em 10-10-2012 19:39, Brigid Mooney escreveu:
>> 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
>>  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
>> which is the position of the label in the levels vector of the factor.
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