Re: [R] Replace only Capital Letters

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 23 Jul 2004 - 03:34:26 EST


This appears to be a bug. Please try

gsub(pattern = " ([A-Z])", replacement = " {\\1}", x=exampledata, perl=TRUE)

On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, Rau, Roland wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> I have these data:
>
> exampledata <- c("This is one item", "This is Another One", "And so is
> This")
>
> I would like to find each occurence of a blank space followed by a Capital
> Letter and replace it by a blank space, a left curly brace, the respective
> Capital Letter, and then a right curly brace.
>
> I thought the following will do:
> gsub(pattern = " ([A-Z])", replacement = " {\\1}", x=exampledata,
> ignore.case=FALSE)
>
> Unfortunately, the actual output was:
> "This {i}s {o}ne {i}tem" "This {i}s {A}nother {O}ne" "And {s}o {i}s
> {T}his"
>
> But what I wanted was actually:
> "This is one item" "This is {A}nother {O}ne" "And so is {T}his"
>
> Can anyone tell me what I should change. Should be fairly easy for people
> with more experience than me using regular expressions, I guess.
>
> Thanks,
> Roland
>
> P.S. The background is my bibliography-file for BibTeX. If the title field
> has some content like "An analysis of Denmark", it would actually turn out
> to be "An analysis of denmark" in my dvi-document. Of course, R is not the
> appropriate tool for this. But apart from the little problem outlined above,
> I had a function doing what I wanted in less than 10 minutes.
>
>
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