Posts Tagged ‘ string manipulation ’

Padding integers for use in filenames

September 29, 2012
By
Padding integers for use in filenames

If you’ve ever written code that generates a whole whack of files, you may have came across the following problem when processing them. Using a naming convention wherein files are numbered will  gum up any ordering which is based on string sorting (ls, for example). What you end up with is something like this: Which

Read more »

Some Simple but Propably Useful Regex Examples with R-Package stringr…

November 3, 2011
By
Some Simple but Propably Useful Regex Examples with R-Package stringr…

I found that examples for the use of regex in R are rather rare. Thus, I will provide some examples from my own learning materials - mostly stolen from the help pages, with small but maybe illustrative adaptions.ps: I will extent this list of examples...

Read more »

Web Scraping Google Scholar & Show Result as Word Cloud Using R

November 1, 2011
By
Web Scraping Google Scholar & Show Result as Word Cloud Using R

OUTDATED! Please see the update HERE!...When reading Scott Chemberlain's last post about web-scraping I felt it was time to pick up and complete an idea that I was brooding over for some time now:When a scientist aims out for a new project the firs...

Read more »

A Little Webscraping-Exercise…

October 22, 2011
By
A Little Webscraping-Exercise…

In R it's quite easy to pull out anything from a webpage and I'll show a little exercise in doing so.Here I retrieve all blog addresses from R-bloggers by the function readLines() and some subsequent data processing.Read more »

Read more »

Example 8.27: using regular expressions to read data with variable number of words in a field

February 25, 2011
By
Example 8.27: using regular expressions to read data with variable number of words in a field

A more or less anonymous reader commented on our last post, where we were reading data from a file with a varying number of fields. The format of the file was:1 Las Vegas, NV --- 53.3 --- --- 12 Sacramento, CA --- 42.3 --- --- 2The complication in the...

Read more »

Example 7.6: Find Amazon sales rank for a book

July 20, 2009
By
Example 7.6: Find Amazon sales rank for a book

In honor of Amazon's official release date for the book, we offer this blog entry.Both SAS and R can be used to find the Amazon Sales Rank for a book by downloading the desired web page and ferreting out the appropriate line. This code is likely to br...

Read more »