[R] string functions

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 20:17:43 CEST 2008

Try this:

 help.search(keyword = "character", package = "base")

Then read each of the pages listed to get info on the indicated command
plus related commands also described on those pages (but not necessarily
listed in the help.search list).

You might also want to look at the gsubfn package and its vignette (i.e. its pdf
document).  The gsubfn and strapply commands in that package can be used for
certain parsing tasks.  Its home page is at:

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 1:53 PM, zubin <binabina at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Hello, trying to locate all the string commands in the base version of R,
> can't seem to find an area that describes them. I am in need to do some
> serious parsing of text data to create my dataset.  Is there a summary link
> to all the character operators?  string manipulations that would help in
> parsing text.
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