[R] removing a word, the following space and the next word

Andrew Robinson A.Robinson at ms.unimelb.edu.au
Sat Sep 20 08:42:32 CEST 2008

Hi Bob,

I recommend doing some background reading on regular expressions[1]
and using gsub().



[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expressions

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 04:24:36PM +1000, Bob Green wrote:
> >Hello,
> I am hoping for advice as to how I could remove all words immediately 
> following the words 'Mr' or 'Mr.' in  a csv file. For example, the 
> following phrases are included in lines of text (along with other Mr) 
> that could be anywhere in the file: "Mr Jones ate lunch" and "Mr 
> Smith was tied".
> I want to remove the words Jones and Smith (etc) leaving the other 
> text intact.
> Any suggestions are appreciated,
> regards
> Bob
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Andrew Robinson  
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