Can we get easy to remember/use functions that go between text and numeric? For example, just something like
variable = as_numeric(variable) /* From character to numeric */
variable = as_character(variable) /* From numeric to character */
would be a big improvement over trying to remember if I need to use put or input (can never keep them straight) and trying to remember the format requirements that go along with it - do I need $ or . and do I need some sort of length with that?