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ian kennedy ian.kennedy at hc-sc.gc.ca
Thu May 20 22:12:21 CEST 2010

Here's another possibility:

> x <- c("Apple12","HP42","Dell91")
> strsplit(x,"(?<=\\D)(?=\\d)", perl=TRUE)
[1] "Apple" "12"   

[1] "HP" "42"

[1] "Dell" "91"    

Krishna Tateneni <tateneni at gmail.com> writes:

> Greetings,
> I have a vector of values that are a word followed by a number, e.g., x =
> c("Apple12","HP42","Dell91").  The goal is to split this vector into two
> vectors such that the first vector contains just the words and the second
> contains just the numbers.  I cannot use strsplit (or at least I do not 
> know how) as there is no obvious separator.
> I can use sub to create a separator, e.g., y = sub("([[:digit:]])","
> \\1",x), and then use strsplit, but I thought more experienced R users may
> have a better solution.  I've spent some time with Google, but not turned 
> up anything so far.
> Many thanks,
> --Krishna

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