[R] Regular Expression and Pmatch

gopher radar at orinoco.princeton.edu
Mon Oct 23 20:12:27 CEST 2000

Hi, I wonder if there's a good intro to the pattern matching using R? I'm a perl
programer and find it too confusing and complex to use regular expressions under R.
For instance, why does pmatch("d","ad") returns NULL? How would I call the
functions in order to match any portion of the string? Under what circumstances shall
backslush be used? I try to extract all strings with ".d", however just couldnt manage
to do it? Any ideas? Or I have to write my own regex extension ? TIA.
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