Mac - Text reading as "Character"

I am very new to R. I have a mac running the latest software and am having an issue reading my csv data.

I have a file in both .csv and .txt format. I have some columns that say Yes or No, and other columns with some text without spaces. However, when I import it into R, it just says "Character".

My friend imported it in their PC with no issues, but they already had R installed. I'm wondering if this is a mac issue? Did I forget to install any packages?

Any help would be appreciated!

How are you importing the data? Please show the code.

Are you ending up with a character vector or with a data frame whose columns are characters?

What is the output of the summary function?

I had saved the data from some previous work I was doing to get factors scores for regression. So it shows the column heading, and some factor scores. Is this helpful?

So my code was:
##Combining loadings for 3 factors to the main dataset
data2<- cbind(data, factor$scores)

and then i got results like this:

Mode :character
Mode :character

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My code is:


To your second question, I know the csv and text file show yes or no, or another word, but when I import it, instead of showing the actual word, everything that has characters (anything other than numbers) just shows "character". However, the headers show just fine (ie. Factor1)