Re: [R] matching problem

From: Hans-Joerg Bibiko <bibiko_at_eva.mpg.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:59:03 +0200

On 27 Jun 2008, at 13:56, Tom.O wrote:

>
> Well I have tried that and it's unfortuanally not the solution.
> This return all the characters in the string, but I dont want the
> characters
> after the ending non-character symbol. Only the starting characters
> ore of
> interest.
>
>> gsub("\\W*","", myexstrings,perl=T)
> [1] "AAAAA" "BBBBB" "CCC" "ddd"
>

Oops,

try this one:

gsub("^\\W*(\\w+)\\W.*","\\1", myexstrings,perl=T)

--Hans



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