[R] converting text coordinates to decimal degrees

Mikkel Grum mi2kelgrum at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 1 13:11:41 CEST 2004

I receive GPS readings in a text string such as
"0121.6723S 03643.6893E" and need the coordinates as
decimal degrees in two separate variables: "-1.361205"
and "36.728155".  How do I do this in R?


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