[R] split a string a keep the last part
sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 20:05:59 CEST 2014
Here's one way:
R> test<- 'AF14-485-502-89-00235'
R> test2 <- strsplit(test, "-")
 "AF14" "485" "502" "89" "00235"
On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM, Jun Shen <jun.shen.ut at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I believe I am not the first one to have this problem but couldn't find a
> relevant thread on the list.
> Say I have a string (actually it is the whole column in a data frame) in a
> format like this:
> test<- 'AF14-485-502-89-00235'
> I would like to split the test string and keep the last part. I think I can
> do the following
> sub('.*-.*-.*-.*-(.*)','\\1', test)
> to keep the fifth part of the string. But this won't work if other strings
> have more or fewer parts separated by '-'. Is there a general way to do it?
More information about the R-help