Bug 17129 - as.data.frame.table inconsistency wrt strings
Summary: as.data.frame.table inconsistency wrt strings
Alias: None
Product: R
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wishlist (show other bugs)
Version: R 3.3.*
Hardware: Other Linux
: P5 enhancement
Assignee: R-core
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Reported: 2016-08-11 19:01 UTC by Terry Therneau
Modified: 2016-08-11 19:01 UTC (History)
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Description Terry Therneau 2016-08-11 19:01:55 UTC
I would expect the as.data.frame methods to obey the global stringsAsFactors option.  Many do, one doesn't (as.data.frame.table);  
For most the issue is not applicable, e.g., as.data.frame.ordered will never have the opportunity to turn a string into a factor so need not be told what to do in such a case.

Ones that do obey the global option: matrix, array, character, list

One that does not: as.data.frame.table

This is a potential source of confusion.