[R] parsing a structured object

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Oct 24 01:58:58 CEST 2012

On Oct 23, 2012, at 4:43 PM, BenM wrote:

> Hi All,
>     Thanks in advance for your help.  I take this to be a very basic
> question, but I'm very new to R.
>     I'm trying to figure out how to parse an object.  I have the following:
>> fileLocation
>               location
>          1 foo.csv
>> fileLocation$location
>          [1] foo.csv
>          Levels: foo.csv
> What I want to get back is "foo.csv", as a string.  What is the best way to
> do this?

It appears to be a factor. Therefore try:


And read both  ?factor and R-FAQ 7.10

David Winsemius, MD
Alameda, CA, USA

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