# Finding Numeric Values of Strings using strsplit()

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Given a random list of words, can you find which has the lowest or highest numerical value when we apply a basic number:letter cipher?

A while back I asked David how he would solve this problem:

http://projecteuler.net/problem=42

Today’s post shows how to take a vector of words, parse them into each of the individual letters comprising the word, and calculate the sum of the value of the word using A=1, B=2, …, Z=26.

Enjoy!

P.S. The code can be modified to find the answer (162) to:

http://projecteuler.net/problem=42

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