[Rd] Entry for "sub"

From: Mike Prager <mike.prager_at_noaa.gov>
Date: Tue 05 Dec 2006 - 20:09:53 GMT


R Core Team--

Would it be reasonably easy for the function "sub" be given its own bookmark in the next edition of the R Reference Manual? I could not remember the name of any R function to do substring substitution, and it was not easy to find. It does appear in the index, but not in the bookmarks, nor under "*Topic character".

By the way, let me express my appreciation for the *Topic entries in the RRM index. They are the closest I've found to any taxonomic listing of R functions and have saved me a lot of looking around.

Not to be churlish, but rather for the record, the major R reference books I have (Verani, V&R 4, Maindonald & Braun, S Prog) are rather thin on index entries under "character" or "string".

I realize that if I already knew the answer, I could have found it, easily, but I didn't, and it was not easy.

THANKS for considering it.

-- 
Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC

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