[R] Removing a space from a string

Dennis Fisher ||@her @end|ng |rom p|e@@th@n@com
Tue Jul 28 22:34:25 CEST 2020

It is possible that there will be > 1 space.  But, most likely only one (i.e., a solution for one space will suffice; a solution for > 1 space would be even better)

Dennis Fisher MD
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> On Jul 28, 2020, at 1:29 PM, cpolwart using chemo.org.uk wrote:
> On 2020-07-28 21:20, Dennis Fisher wrote:
>> R 4.0.2
>> OS X
>> Colleagues
>> I have strings that contain a space in an unexpected location.  The
>> intended string is:
>> 	“STRING 01.  Remainder of the string"
>> However, variants are:
>> 	“STR ING 01.  Remainder of the string"
>> 	“STRIN G 01.  Remainder of the string"
>> I would like a general approach to deleting a space, but only if it
>> appears before the period.  Any suggestions on a regular expression
>> for this?
> You aren't deleting the space before 0? Is that in the requirement?

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