[R] creating possible cominations of a vector's elements
Dimitri Liakhovitski
dimitri.liakhovitski at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 00:58:25 CET 2016
Thanks a lot, David - this is great!
On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 6:51 PM, David L Carlson <dcarlson at tamu.edu> wrote:
> You can use expand.grid() and mapply():
>
> mystring <- "this is my vector"
> mystring.spl <- strsplit(mystring, " ")[[1]]
>
> makestrings <- function(x) {
> len <- length(mystring.spl)
> idx <- expand.grid(1:len, 1:len)
> idx <- idx[idx$Var2 <= idx$Var1, c("Var2", "Var1")]
> mapply(function(x, y) paste(mystring.spl[x:y], collapse=" "),
> x=idx[, 1], y=idx[, 2])
> }
> makestrings(mystring.spl)
>
> [1] "this" "this is" "this is my"
> [4] "this is my vector" "is" "is my"
> [7] "is my vector" "my" "my vector"
> [10] "vector"
>
> This makes a vector of strings but if you want a list use as.list(mapply())
>
> David L. Carlson
> Department of Anthropology
> Texas A&M University
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: R-help [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Dimitri Liakhovitski
> Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:03 PM
> To: r-help <r-help at r-project.org>
> Subject: [R] creating possible cominations of a vector's elements
>
> Hello!
>
> I have a vector of strings 'x' that was based on a longer string
> 'mystring' (the actual length of x is unknown).
>
> mystring <- "this is my vector"
> x <- strsplit(mystr, " ")[[1]]
>
> I am looking for an elegant way of creating an object (e.g., a list)
> that contains the following strings:
>
> "this"
> "this is"
> "this is my"
> "this is my vector"
> "is"
> "is my"
> "is my vector"
> "my"
> "my vector"
> "vector"
>
> Thanks a lot!
>
> --
> Dimitri
>
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