By default, to_character() is a wrapper for base::as.character(). For labelled vector, to_character allows to specify if value, labels or labels prefixed with values should be used for conversion.

to_character(x, ...)

# S3 method for double
to_character(x, explicit_tagged_na = FALSE, ...)

# S3 method for haven_labelled
to_character(
  x,
  levels = c("labels", "values", "prefixed"),
  nolabel_to_na = FALSE,
  user_na_to_na = FALSE,
  explicit_tagged_na = FALSE,
  ...
)

Arguments

x

Object to coerce to a character vector.

...

Other arguments passed down to method.

explicit_tagged_na

should tagged NA be kept?

levels

What should be used for the factor levels: the labels, the values or labels prefixed with values?

nolabel_to_na

Should values with no label be converted to NA?

user_na_to_na

user defined missing values into NA?

Details

If some values doesn't have a label, automatic labels will be created, except if nolabel_to_na is TRUE.

Examples

v <- labelled(c(1,2,2,2,3,9,1,3,2,NA), c(yes = 1, no = 3, "don't know" = 9))
to_character(v)
#>  [1] "yes"        "2"          "2"          "2"          "no"        
#>  [6] "don't know" "yes"        "no"         "2"          NA          
to_character(v, nolabel_to_na = TRUE)
#>  [1] "yes"        NA           NA           NA           "no"        
#>  [6] "don't know" "yes"        "no"         NA           NA          
to_character(v, "v")
#>  [1] "1" "2" "2" "2" "3" "9" "1" "3" "2" NA 
to_character(v, "p")
#>  [1] "[1] yes"        "[2] 2"          "[2] 2"          "[2] 2"         
#>  [5] "[3] no"         "[9] don't know" "[1] yes"        "[3] no"        
#>  [9] "[2] 2"          NA