Re: [R] trim function in R

From: Gesmann, Markus <Markus.Gesmann_at_lloyds.com>
Date: Mon 24 Jul 2006 - 23:54:59 EST


See ?substr and ?nchar
Try:
substr("Hello World", 0, nchar("Hello World")-2)

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From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
[mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Wade Wall Sent: 24 July 2006 14:42
To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] trim function in R

Hi all,
I am looking for a function in R to trim the last two characters of an 8 character string in a vector. For example, I have the codes 37-079-2, 370079-3,37-079-8 and want to trim them to 37-079 by removing the last two characters. Is sub the correct function to use, and if so how can I specify trimming the last 2 characters? I have read the help file, but can't quite figure out how to do it. Thanks,
Wade



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