[R] Help with numeric and character separation

Jim Lemon drj|m|emon @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Jun 17 06:37:51 CEST 2019

Hi Sam,
If I have the structure of your data right, this might help:

scdf<-read.csv(text="DD Pack0.00
FTA English News0.00
FTA Complimentary0.00
Al Jazeera0.00
Animal Planet2.36
Asianet Movies17.70
Calcutta News0.00
Comedy Central5.90",



On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 1:47 AM Sam Charya via R-help
<r-help using r-project.org> wrote:
>  Dear All,
> I need help with splitting a string. My data frame is in the following format:
>                       V11            DD Pack0.002   FTA English News0.003  FTA Complimentary0.004                 WB1.185               WION1.186         Al Jazeera0.007      Animal Planet2.368    Asianet Movies17.709      Calcutta News0.0010    Comedy Central5.90
> I read the file from a csv and set header = False, hence the name: V1.
> The data consists of names of TV Channels and their prices. For example: Row 1: Name of the Channel is 'DD Pack' and the Price is 0.00.similarly for Row 5, the name of the Channel is 'WION' and the price is 1.18.
> similarly for Row 8: The name of the Channel is 'Asianet Movies' and the price is 17.70.
> My question is: How would I separate the data into 2 columns: One for the Channel name and one for the Price.
> For example. The Heading should be for Col1: 'Channel Name' and for Col2: 'Price'The data under  'Channel Name' should be 'DD Pack' and for 'Price' should be 0.00 and so on and so forth.
> The letters and the numeric appears together and I am not being able to use a separator and I am not being able to figure this out. Kindly please help me with this.
> Many Thanks in advance for your help. This is my first  question ever to the community so apologies if I have made a mistake in sending it to the wrong groups - kindly direct if that is the case.
> sam.
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