Change data type of one column in R

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I have a data frame of two columns, one with data type character and the other with numeric. Now I want to change the data type of one column from numeric to factorial. Is that possible?
Dec 11, 2018 in Data Analytics by Ali
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Try this:

dataframeName$colName <- as.factor(datataframeName$colName)

answered Dec 11, 2018 by Maverick
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You can change data types using as.* where * is the datatype to change to, the other way is using class().

class(df$var) = "Numeric".

The above method works only for a few combinations.
answered Aug 16, 2019 by anonymous
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