[R] Number of words in a string

Markus Gesmann Markus.Gesmann at libero.uk.com
Wed Apr 9 17:29:55 CEST 2008

Would this:

sapply(strsplit(C, " "), length)

work for?

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-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Shubha Vishwanath Karanth
Sent: 09 April 2008 16:21
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Subject: [R] Number of words in a string

Hi R,

A quick question: How do we find the number of words in a string?


C="Have a nice day"

And the number of words should be 4. any built in function or?...

Thanks, Shubha

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