[R] R newbie: how to replace string/regular expression

Charles C. Berry cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Mon Nov 3 20:57:04 CET 2008

On Mon, 3 Nov 2008, Krishna Dagli wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 3:36 AM, Gabor Grothendieck
> <ggrothendieck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I did provide a link to that solution already but also wanted to
>> show how to do it in the same way that the code in the question
>> was written.
> Thanks for pointing me in right direction, both solutions are wonderful.
> Yes I made a mistake for 100k.
> I have one doubt though, how does one locate packages that's
> available for specific task (like this one). Does one look at package
> index (http://cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/web/packages/index.html).
> or is there any other trick?
> I tried "help.search("string")" and also looked at help.start()
> but I think it just displays whats available on my machine.

 	RSiteSearch("string", restrict="functions")

will produce a load of hists

 	 RSiteSearch("string replace",restrict='functions')

will give you a manageable list.



> Regards and Thanks
> Krishna
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