[R] Get the last 3 chars of a string

Sergio Correia sergio.correia at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 19:27:44 CEST 2007

I want to extract the last 3 letters of a string.

So far, I've done this:

> symbol = 'XYZ.VX"
> substr(symbol,nchar(symbol)-2,nchar(symbol))
[1] ".VX"

It works, but the code looks UGLY as hell. Am I missing something? Or
is this the way it's supposed to be?


On 10/15/07, pintinho <diego at bpgomes.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> When I try to import data do R, the following message appears: "\Uxxxxxxxx
> sequences are not supported on Windows".
> I tried lots of methods to import (read.csv, read.table, RODBC, read.delim)
> and the same message appears for all these methods. I think it is a bigger
> problem.
> Can anyone help me solving this issue?
> Thanks a lot.
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