(This article was first published on

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A simple example is shown below

", "<")
[[1]]
[1] ""
[2] "td class=\"objectName\">"
[3] "a href=\"/path/test.html\" target=\"\" title=\"An Object\"
class=\"myObject\">Stuff"
[4] "/a>"
[5] "/td>"

> strsplit(" | Stuff |

This is a basic example and there are many ways the **strsplit** function could be combined with other string handling operations for processing text streams.

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