Split strings based on a character in the string

December 11, 2012

(This article was first published on Software for Exploratory Data Analysis and Statistical Modelling » R Environment, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

R has various facilities for string manipulation including the strsplit function to divide a string into substrings based on matching to another string.

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("

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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