[R] How to remove all characters after comma in R

arun smartpink111 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 2 04:23:10 CEST 2013

#[1] "foo" "bar" "qux"

----- Original Message -----
From: Gundala Viswanath <gundalav at gmail.com>
To: "r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2013 10:13 PM
Subject: [R] How to remove all characters after comma in R

I have the following list of strings:

x <- c("foo, foo2, foo3", "bar", "qux, qux1")

what I want to do is to obtain

foo, bar qux

Namely for each element in the vector obtain only string
before the first comma.

What's the way to do it?

- G.V.

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