[R] trim function in R

Doran, Harold HDoran at air.org
Mon Jul 24 15:57:54 CEST 2006

One option is substr() 

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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Wade Wall
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> Subject: [R] trim function in R
> Hi all,
> I am looking for a function in R to trim the last two characters of an
> 8 character string in a vector.  For example, I have the 
> codes 37-079-2, 370079-3,37-079-8 and want to trim them to 
> 37-079 by removing the last two characters.  Is sub the 
> correct function to use, and if so how can I specify trimming 
> the last 2 characters?  I have read the help file, but can't 
> quite figure out how to do it.
> Thanks,
> Wade
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