[R] gsub regexp question

From: Phillimore, Albert <albert.phillimore_at_imperial.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 27 Jan 2007 - 20:41:20 GMT


Dear R Users,  

I am trying to users gsub to remove multiple cases of square brackets and their different contents in a character string. A sample of such a string is shown below. However, I am having great difficulty understanding regexp syntax. Any help is greatly appreciated.  

Ally  

"tree STATE_286000 [&lnP=-12708.453945423369] = [&R] ((((((15[&rate=0.009761226401396686]:7.040851727747465,17[&rate=0.011500289631135564]:7.040851727747465)[&rate=0.010986570567484494]:2.257049446900292,(18[&rate=0.009123432243563103]:2.461289418776003,19[&rate=0.00981822432115329]:2.461289418776003)"

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