How can I use as.numeric with data.table?


I have been trying to convert a character column to a numeric column in my data.table, but I'm failing. It is too slow and stuck after a long time.

The regular way has been faster than the data.table way. Is it right?!

# Regular way
base_placebo$municipio <- as.numeric(base_placebo$municipio) 

# Data table way
base_placebo[, lapply(municipio, as.numeric),]

What I am missing?

Hard to tell, if anything. can you supply a minimal example with sample data?

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its simpler


(adt <-


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Thanks! Worked very well!

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