[R] code patterns in vector

Stefan Uhmann stefan.uhmann at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 19 15:26:44 CET 2009


Dear List,

I have this column/vector:

vec <- c("function", "missing", "string")

and want to compute a second column/vector:
- value if the pattern "unc" is found: 1
- value if the pattern "iss" is found: 2
- value if none of the patterns is found: 0

This should be the result:
 > vec2
[1] 1 2 0

Any help? Tried it with grep, but the output is not as long as vec, so 
I'm lost a bit here.

Thanks,
Stefan



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