Re: [R] Number of words in a string

From: Hans-Joerg Bibiko <>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 17:53:56 +0200

On 9 Apr 2008, at 17:44, Shubha Vishwanath Karanth wrote:
> Got all the answers using ?strsplit... Is there any way without
> using string split?... More specifically... How can I just extract
> the last word in all the strings without using ?strsplit ?

Oops, sorry.

gsub(" *\w+$", "", C)

should work.

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