[R] replacing text

Marc Schwartz mschwartz at medanalytics.com
Fri Jul 12 20:05:09 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" 

>Is this what you were looking for? 


Be Careful!  The "_" character is an assignment operator!


is the same as 

gh <- i

or the same as 

gh = i



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