[R] Removing numbers from a list
jholtman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 14:30:50 CET 2011
This is probably what you want:
> outLength <- lapply(outputList, function(x)length(strsplit(x, ' ')[]))
notice that 'outputList' is a 'list' and not a legal argument to strsplit.
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 5:29 AM, vioravis <vioravis at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using gsub to remove numbers for each element of a list. Code is given
> testList <- list("this contains a number 1000","this does not contain")
> removeNumbers <- function(X)
> outputList <- lapply(testList,removeNumbers)
> However, when I try to find the number of words in outputList as follows
> outLength <- lapply(strsplit(outputList," "),length)
> it throws out the following error:
> Error in strsplit(outputList, " ") : non-character argument
> Can someone help me with this?
> Thank you.
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