[R] dataframe: string operations on columns

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Tue Jan 18 17:42:20 CET 2011

> how can I perform a string operation like strsplit(x," ")  on a column of a
> dataframe, and put the first or the second item of the split into a new
> dataframe column?
> (so that on each row it is consistent)

Have a look at str_split_fixed in the stringr package.


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Department of Statistics / Rice University

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