[R] character count
izahn at psych.rochester.edu
Fri Dec 12 17:05:51 CET 2008
Thanks to everyone who responded. This turns out to be amazingly easy.
To count characters including spaces:
To count characters excluding spaces:
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Petr PIKAL <petr.pikal at precheza.cz> wrote:
> r-help-bounces at r-project.org napsal dne 12.12.2008 16:31:10:
>> Dear list,
>> I have a variable that consists of typed responses. I wish to compute
>> a variable equal to the number of characters in the original variable.
>> For example:
>> > x <- c("convert this to 32 because it has 32 characters", "this one
> has 22
>> characters", "12 characters")
>> [Some magic function here]
> If you consider space as a character then
> gives you the result.
> If not so such construction can do it
> unlist(lapply(lapply(strsplit(x, " "), paste, collapse=""), nchar))
>> > x
>>  32 22 12
>> Any ideas?
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>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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