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Utz-Pieter Reich on the Nominal and the Real

What oft was thought, but ne’er so well expressed1: The lack of realism in microeconomic value theory has been overcompensated by an unquenched desire for `real’ figures. Idealism in the concepts of theory has resulted in a plethora of empirical concepts for real value, and the development of index number theory is thus characterised by an inventive sequence of euphemistic terms. We have an `ideal’ index, a `true’ (cost of...

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How to convert a factor to an integer \ \ number without losing information?

When I convert a factor to a number or an integer, I get the underlying level code, not the number. f <- factor(sample(runif(5), 20, replace = TRUE)) ## [1] 0.0248644019011408 0.0248644019011408 0.179684827337041 ## [4] 0.0284090070053935 0.363644931698218 0.363644931698218 ## [7] 0.179684827337041 0.249704354675487 0.249704354675487 ## [10] 0.0248644019011408 0.249704354675487 0.0284090070053935 ## [13]...

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Asda ushers in new marketing boss as Andy Murray returns to the US

Asda has appointed a new chief customer officer to replace Andy Murray, who will return to the US after four years leading the retailer’s UK marketing. Chief executive Roger Burnley announced today (7 January) that Anna-Maree Shaw will take on the role of chief customer officer at the end of January. Shaw was most recently based in her native Australia where she was working with the University of Queensland leading its marketing,...