[R] Regular expressions
aleszib2 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 22:10:50 CET 2006
I guess I have not been clear enough.
I want both words in the results. So if we have:
text<-c("somethigMYsomthing elseTARGET another thing","MY somthing TARGET
another thing","somethig somthing elseTARGETMY another
thing","somethigMTARGETY another thing", "somthingMY somthing else")
The last element should not be returned.
The best suggestion was given by Gabor Grothendieck:
While the one by Peter Dalgaard also does the trick:
I was just supriessed that "or" (|) works and "and" (&) does not.
Thanks to all!
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[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Taylor, Z Todd
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 7:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [R] Regular expressions
"Ales Ziberna" <aleszib at gmail.com> writes:
> Dear useRs!
> I have the following problem. I would like to find objects in my
> environment that have two strings in it. For example, I might want to
> find objects that have in their names "MY" and "TARGET". I do not care
> about the ordering of these two substrings in the name, neither what
> is in front, behind or between them, the only thing important is that
> both words are present. I apologize if this is covered in help pages
> (then I did not understand it by reading them several times) or it was
> answered previously (then I did not find it).
> Since "ls" with argument pattern essentially uses "grep" (if I am not
> mistaken), I have an example for "grep"
> text<-c("somethigMYsomthing elseTARGET another thing","MY somthing
> TARGET another thing","somethig somthing elseTARGETMY another
> thing","somethigMTARGETY another thing")
> grep(pattern="MY&TARGET", x=text)
> #I would like to get 1 2 3 and not 4 or actually their names using
> text[grep(pattern="MY&TARGET", x=text)] #of course, the "pattern" in
> this case is wrong
> I know I can do
> text[grep(pattern="MY", x=text)][grep(pattern="TARGET",
> However I hope there exists a more elegant way.
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
> Ales Ziberna
That works on my Redhat box, R version 2.2.0.
Why does clip mean both cut apart and fasten together?
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