[R] regular expression submatch?

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 20:03:43 CET 2010


On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:57 PM, sjaffe <sjaffe at riskspan.com> wrote:
> 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".

Read through the documentation and examples in the gregexpr help page
(?gregexpr from the R prompt)


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