[R] character count
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 17:17:20 CET 2008
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Ista Zahn <izahn at psych.rochester.edu> wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who responded. This turns out to be amazingly easy.
> To count characters including spaces:
> To count characters excluding spaces:
> nchar(gsub(" *","",x))
The * is unnecessary.
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Petr PIKAL <petr.pikal at precheza.cz> wrote:
>> r-help-bounces at r-project.org napsal dne 12.12.2008 16:31:10:
>>> Dear list,
>>> I have a variable that consists of typed responses. I wish to compute
>>> a variable equal to the number of characters in the original variable.
>>> For example:
>>> > x <- c("convert this to 32 because it has 32 characters", "this one
>> has 22
>>> characters", "12 characters")
>>> [Some magic function here]
>> If you consider space as a character then
>> gives you the result.
>> If not so such construction can do it
>> unlist(lapply(lapply(strsplit(x, " "), paste, collapse=""), nchar))
>>> > x
>>>  32 22 12
>>> Any ideas?
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>>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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