Re: [R] how to extract characters from a character string

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 16:22:53 -0500

This should do it for you:

> x

[1] "32?35.421 N"
> sub("^.*?([[:digit:].]+) N", "\\1", x, perl=TRUE)
[1] "35.421"
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On 2/8/08, Weidong Gu <wgu_at_uab.edu> wrote:
> Hi, I ran into a problem when I complied a dataset with UTM coordinates.
> For calculating distances between sites, I need to reformat the
> coordinates from, for example,
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> 32?35.421 N, to 35.421, i.e. I need to delete all digits before symbol ?
> and a space and N at the end of the string. What functions I should use?
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> Thanks in advance.
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> Weidong Gu,
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> Department of Medicine
> University of Alabama, Birmingham
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Jim Holtman
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What is the problem you are trying to solve?

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