[R] Find index of a string inside a string?

Nick Sabbe nick.sabbe at ugent.be
Mon Oct 25 13:42:23 CEST 2010

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From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On
Behalf Of yoav baranan
Sent: maandag 25 oktober 2010 13:27
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Subject: [R] Find index of a string inside a string?

I am searching for the equivalent of the function Index from SAS. 

In SAS: index("abcd", "bcd") will return 2 because bcd is located in the 2nd
cell of the abcd string. 
The equivalent in R should do this:
> myIndex <- foo("abcd", "bcd") #return 2. 
What is the function that I am looking for?

I want to use the return value in substr, like I do in SAS.

thanks, y. baranan.
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