[R] How to replace 'star (*)' with blank space?

From: Ruby Chu <rchu407_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:00:56 +1200


Hi There

I'm not very sure how to replace the stars in a character vector

For example:

a character vector (n rows by 1 col)

[1] "-27 -21 -25 -28**** ***** -29" [2] "-27 ******** -28**** ***** -29"
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[n] "-1***********************************"

I wish to replace all the *s with a blank, result as per below

[1] "-27  -21  -25    -28               -29"
[2] "-27                 -28               -29"

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[n] "-1                                            "

I have tried to use gsub( )
like: gsub("*", "", x)
but doesn't seem to be working...please advise

Thank you

Ruby

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