Re: [R] regular expression for nth character in a string

From: Jim Lemon <jim_at_bitwrit.com.au>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 20:36:15 +1000

On 04/25/2011 08:17 PM, Gonšalo Ferraz wrote:
> Hi, I have a string
>
> "InTrouble"
>
> and want to extract, say, the first two characters: "In"
> or the last three: "blee"
> or the 3rd, 4th, and 5th: "Trou"
>
> Is there an easy way of doing this quickly with regular expressions in gsub, grep or similar?
>
Hi Gonšalo,
You could always try:

Im<-"InTrouble"
paste(unlist(strsplit(Im,""))[c(7,4,1,2,9,8,5,6,3)],collapse="")

Jim



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