[R] Is there a better way to parse strings than this?
hadley at rice.edu
Fri Apr 15 03:07:10 CEST 2011
> I was trying strsplit(string,"\.\.\.") as per the suggestion in Venables
> and Ripleys book to "(use '\.' to match '.')", which is in the Regular
> expressions section.
> I noticed that in the suggestions sent to me people used:
> Could anyone please explain why I should have used "\\.\\.\\." rather than
* you want to match .
* so the regular expression you need is \.
* and the way you represent that in a string in R is \\.
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