[R] Is there a simple method of changing text into 'Proper Ca se'
spencer.graves at pdf.com
Wed May 14 09:15:17 CEST 2003
Excellent. Users concered about transportability to S-Plus would have
to translate "toupper" and "tolower" into "casefold", however.
Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Mulholland, Tom wrote:
>> Yes and no. Given your response it appears that "Proper Case" is not a
>> that everyone uses. In Excel there is a function "Proper" which in
>> changes "this line into something like this" into "This Line Into
>> Like This."
>> My look at casefold seesm to be that is is a wrapper of two functions to
>> change text into either Lower or Upper case.So my question is about
>> how do
>> you just capitalise the first letter in each word.
> Perl experts might do it differently, but the "R way" seems to be
> substring(x, 1, 1) <- toupper(substring(x, 1, 1))
> substring(x, 2) <- tolower(substring(x, 2))
> Uwe Ligges
>> Thanks for your response.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Spencer Graves [mailto:spencer.graves at PDF.COM] Sent: Wednesday,
>> 14 May 2003 12:51 PM
>> To: Mulholland, Tom
>> Cc: ' (r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch)'
>> Subject: Re: [R] Is there a simple method of changing text into 'Proper
>> It's not obvious to me what you are asking, but I'm guessing that
>> "casefold" might help.
>> hth. spencer graves
>> Mulholland, Tom wrote:
>>> I am probably just looking in the wrong place. I am sure there are a
>>> number of ways to do this. If anyone could point me in the right
>>> direction it would be very much appreciated.
>>> Tom Mulholland
>>> Senior Policy Officer
>>> WA Country Health Service
>>> 189 Royal St, East Perth, WA, 6004
>>> Tel: (08) 9222 4062
>>> e-mail: Tom.Mulholland at health.wa.gov.au
>>> <mailto:Tom.Mulholland at health.wa.gov.au>
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