Little useless-useful R functions – Word scrambler

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This time the simple useless function will generate a scrambled word or will generated a sentence of scrambled words.

Scrambled word

Imagine the pangram – “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog“. And that you want the letters in each word to be scrambled or shuffled.

So you have a text:

This is a successful writing of the Quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

And you get in return the following text:

sith is a ssclcufseu gntwtrii fo het uikcq brnow xfo spmuj over eht zayl dog

Little bit eyes boggling 🙂

The R function is fairly short:

#helper function
full_scramble <- function(s_word) {
  s_word <- as.character(s_word)
  i <- sample(1:nchar(s_word))
  sep_word <- unlist(strsplit(s_word, ""))
  paste(sep_word[i], collapse = "")
}


WordScrambler <- function(text){
  Words <- as.list(el(strsplit(Text, " ")))
  New_text <- paste0(unlist(sapply(1:length(Words), function(x) full_scramble(Words[x]))), collapse = " ")
  return(tolower(New_text))
}

And you can use the function as:

Text <- "This is a successful writting of the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
WordScrambler(Text)

Getting the results as:

As always, code is available on Github.

Happy R-Coding and stay healthy!

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