Re: [R] regex sulotion for seperating number and string

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 10:13:53 -0500

This should do it for you:

> x <- c("2564gc", "2367,GH", "2134 JHG")
> x.sep <- gsub("([[:digit:]]+)[ ,]*([[:alpha:]]+)", "\\1 \\2", x)
> # now create separate values
> strsplit(x.sep, " ")

[[1]]
[1] "2564" "gc"

[[2]]
[1] "2367" "GH"

[[3]]
[1] "2134" "JHG"
>

On 3/5/08, sun <flyhyena_at_yahoo.com.cn> wrote:
> I have strings contain postcode and letters, some seperated with blank, some
> with comma, and some hasn't seperated. eg, "2324gz" "2567 HK" "3741,BF"
>
> I want to seperate the number and letters into two new variables.
>
> I know this should be quite basic question, but searched on regex syntax and
> that seems a bit scarey to me, any one can shot me a quick solution on this
> particular question?
>
> thanks,
> Sun
>
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Jim Holtman
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What is the problem you are trying to solve?

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