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rowwise fails to process factors #886

holgerbrandl opened this issue Jan 13, 2015 · 0 comments

rowwise fails to process factors #886

holgerbrandl opened this issue Jan 13, 2015 · 0 comments


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Until now I was under the impression that I could use mutate with rowwise. However the following example seems to indicate otherwise:

data.frame(processed=c("foo", "bar")) %>% 
rowwise() %>% 
mutate(processed_trafo=paste("test", processed))

which results into

  processed processed_trafo
1       foo          test 2
2       bar          test 1

It seems that dplyr is not able to pick up the factor levels.

The example illustrates just the point but does not actually rely on the row-wise grouping. However imagine, the levels are filenames and you want to do something like

file_checksum=(system(paste("md5sum", processed), intern=T) %>% str_split_fixed(" ", 2))[1]

in mutate.

@hadley hadley added this to the 0.5 milestone May 19, 2015
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