Re: [R] Identify Objects that end with .f (and all caps)

From: David Winsemius <dwinsemius_at_comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 16:00:30 -0400

On May 14, 2011, at 3:57 PM, David Winsemius wrote:

>
> On May 14, 2011, at 3:38 PM, Sparks, John James wrote:
>
>> Dear R Helpers,
>>
>> I am trying to find a way to identify all the objects in my
>> environment
>> that are all caps and then end with .f. I can do the all caps part
>> pretty
>> easily, but I have tried a number of variations on the \ and can't
>> get a
>> recognition of that operator. As a simple example
>>
>> A.f<-"foo1"
>> AA.f<-"foo2"
>> aa.f<-"foo3"
>> A.a<-"foo4"
>> ls()
>> [1] "A.a" "A.f" "aa.f" "AA.f"
>> temp1<-ls(pattern="[A-Z]")
>> temp1
>> [1] "A.a" "A.f" "AA.f"
>>> temp2<-ls(pattern=\f)
>> Error: unexpected input in "temp2<-ls(pattern=\"
>
> You need to double the '\':
>
> temp1<-ls(pattern="[A-Z]\\.f")
>
> > temp1
> [1] "A.f" "AA.f" "NYSE.A.f"

And if you want to avoid matches such as aaaA.f you need to make acouple of other mods:

 > temp1<-ls(pattern="^[A-Z]+\\.f")
 > temp1
[1] "A.f" "AA.f"

>>
>> The end goal is to isolate A.f and AA.f and not the others.
>> In terms of just getting the 'ending with .f' portion, I have tried a
>> number of variations in the pattern=\f, but can't get R to
>> recognize what
>> I want.
>>
>> Your guidance would be much appreciated.
>> --John J. Sparks, Ph.D.
>>
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>
> David Winsemius, MD
> West Hartford, CT
>
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