Re: [R] Replacing a character string when finding substring match

From: Henrique Dallazuanna <wwwhsd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:04:46 -0200

Try this:

x[grep("vehicle", x, ignore=T)] <- "Vehicle"

On 14/02/2008, Judith Flores <juryef_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear R-experts,
>
> I need to replace the values of a vector(tx) with a
> word ('Vehicle') when the value of the vector contains
> the word 'vehicle'. Sometimes, the value could be 'MCT
> vehicle', or 'control-vehicle', etc.
> I tried gsub like this
>
> treatment<-gsub('vehicle','Vehicle', tx,
> ignore.case=T)
>
> But then I end up with values like 'MCT Vehicle' or
> 'control-Vehicle'. I want the values to be one word:
> 'Vehicle'.
>
>
>
> Thank you in advance for any help.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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