[R] missing values in csv file

Adrian Dușa dusa.adrian at unibuc.ro
Wed Feb 17 14:01:26 CET 2016

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 12:04 PM, Jan Kacaba <jan.kacaba at gmail.com> wrote:

> In my original data a csv file I have missing values. If I use read.table
> the missing values are replaced by NAs.

That is the normal way of dealing with missing values, in R.

Is it possible to get object where missing values aren't replaced with NAs?
> Is it possible to replace NAs with empty space?

It is possible to replace the NAs with empty space, but nobody would
recommend that because your variable will be coerced to a character mode.
If the other values are numbers, you won't be able to compute any numerical
Try to accept that NA is there for a reason, in R.

I hope this helps,

Adrian Dusa
University of Bucharest
Romanian Social Data Archive
Soseaua Panduri nr.90
050663 Bucharest sector 5

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