Create Dummy Columns From Categorical Variable

The following code returns new dummy columns from a categorical variable.
DF <- data.frame(strcol = c("A", "A", "B", "F", "C", "G", "C", "D", "E", "F"))
for(level in unique(DF$strcol)){
DF[paste("strcol", level, sep = "_")] <- ifelse(DF$strcol == level, 1, 0)}

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  1. Is there a faster data.table way to do that?

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  2. Is there a faster data.table way to do that?

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