Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 21:25:18 CET 2013

```On 13-01-26 3:00 PM, Christofer Bogaso wrote:
> Hello again,
>
> I generally use Clipboard to load data into R from Excel using the
> below:
>
> myData <- structure(list(V1 = structure(c(3L, 2L, 1L, 1L, 2L), .Label = c("",
> "2", "a"), class = "factor"), V2 = structure(c(4L, 3L, 1L, 2L,
> 1L), .Label = c("", "34", "4", "b"), class = "factor"), V3 = structure(c(3L,
> 1L, 1L, 1L, 2L), .Label = c("", "4", "c"), class = "factor"),
>      V4 = structure(c(3L, 1L, 1L, 2L, 1L), .Label = c("", "4",
>      "d"), class = "factor"), V5 = structure(c(4L, 3L, 1L, 1L,
>      2L), .Label = c("", "4", "7", "f"), class = "factor")), .Names = c("V1",
> "V2", "V3", "V4", "V5"), class = "data.frame", row.names = c(NA,
> -5L))
>
>
>> myData
>    V1 V2 V3 V4 V5
> 1  a  b  c  d  f
> 2  2  4        7
> 3
> 4    34     4
> 5  2     4     4
>
>
> Now I want to put this data in a Matrix class with all elements are
> character. So tried this :
>
>> as.character(myData)
>  "c(3, 2, 1, 1, 2)" "c(4, 3, 1, 2, 1)" "c(3, 1, 1, 1, 2)" "c(3, 1,
> 1, 2, 1)" "c(4, 3, 1, 1, 2)"
>
>
> This looks funny and does not conform the original data. Can somebody
> point me what would be right way to put it into Matrix?

Use as.matrix(myData).

Duncan Murdoch

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