[R] perl expression question

jim holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 04:11:51 CEST 2008

If this is a path name, then 'basename' will work for you:

> stock<-"/opt/limsrv/mark/research/equity/projects/testDL/stock_data/fhdb/US/BLC.NYSE"
> basename(stock)
[1] "BLC.NYSE"

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 8:29 PM,  <markleeds at verizon.net> wrote:
> If I have the string below. does someone know a regular expression to just
> get the "BLC.NYSE". I bought the O'Reilley
> book and read it when I can  and I study the solutions on the list but I'm
> still not self sufficient with these things. Thanks.
> stock<-"/opt/limsrv/mark/research/equity/projects/testDL/stock_data/fhdb/US/BLC.NYSE"
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Jim Holtman
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What is the problem that you are trying to solve?

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