What is the simplest way to extract a matched subexpression? Eg. in perl you can do "hello world" =~ m/hello (.*)/ which would return 1(true) and set $1 to the matched subexpression "world". -- View this message in context: http://n4.nabble.com/regular-expression-submatch-tp1459146p1459146.html Sent from the R help mailing list archive at Nabble.com.