[R] replacing text

Jeff Gentry jgentry at jimmy.harvard.edu
Fri Jul 12 19:19:00 CEST 2002

> Position and number of dots vary, and not follow specific pattern.
> I wish to replace all the dots by "_" in vect,  so that it
> looks like
> "a_bcd_ef","gh_i", etc..


> vect
[1] "a.bcd.ef"     "gh.i"         "foo.blah"     "test.another"
> gsub("\\.","_",vect)
[1] "a_bcd_ef"     "gh_i"         "foo_blah"     "test_another"

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