[R] Removing trailing spaces
tmulholland at bigpond.com
Wed Dec 22 00:26:35 CET 2004
I generally use sub like so sub(" *$","",vector)
> x <- c("this one ","and that one ","plus this")
> sub(" *$","",x)
 "this one" "and that one" "plus this"
Patrick Connolly wrote:
> Some years ago when I used S-PLUS, I seem to remember, there was a
> discussion about a simple method of removing trailing spaces from
> vector elements. I'd be fairly sure the same would work in R, but I
> can't find any mention of anything like it in the R archives or with
> There are ways I could do it with substring(), but I seem to remember
> there was something more elegant. I can find the strip function in
> the clim.pact package, but that trims everything after the first space
> which is not useful in this case.
> Someone please refresh my memory.
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