Re: [R] regular expression question

From: Johannes Hüsing <johannes_at_huesing.name>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 18:44:50 +0200

markleeds_at_verizon.net <markleeds_at_verizon.net> [Thu, May 01, 2008 at 06:27:15PM CEST]:
> I have strings of the form
>
> TICKER.GGG.XXXXXX.dat
>
> but GGG is not always three characters so I can't use substr to pull it
> out of the string.
>
> Could someone tell me how to use sub to pull out the GGG

Doesn't strsplit() help you more easily here?

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