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Change Crunch variable types

Description

Numeric, text, and categorical variables can be cast to one another by assigning them a new "type". This modifies the storage of the data on the server and should only be done in narrow circumstances, as in when importing data from a different file format has resulted in incorrect types being specified.

Usage

type(x)

type(x) <- value

## S4 method for signature 'CrunchVariable'
type(x)

## S4 method for signature 'VariableEntity'
type(x)

## S4 replacement method for signature 'CrunchVariable'
type(x) <- value

Arguments

x

a Variable

value

For the setter, a character value in c("numeric", "text", "categorical")

Value

Getter returns character; setter returns x duly modified.


[Package crunch version 1.30.1 Index]