[R] Finding the common portion of strings

From: Dennis Fisher <fisher_at_plessthan.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:27:33 -0700


R: 2.12.2

I have a set of text objects in the form (I am showing 3 of what is more likely to be 20 or so):


As you can see, all contain "SOMETHINGCOMMON" and the position varies. But, I don't know what that "SOMETHINGCOMMON" is.

Is there an efficient means to find the common string of characters between all of the objects?


Dennis Fisher MD
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