[R] break string at specified possitions

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Wed May 11 23:12:00 CEST 2016

Dunno -- but you might have a look at Hadley Wickham's 'stringr' package:



Bert Gunter

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On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 1:12 PM, Jan Kacaba <jan.kacaba at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear R-help
> I would like to split long string at specified precomputed positions.
> 'substring' needs beginings and ends. Is there a native function which
> accepts positions so I don't have to count second argument?
> For example I have vector of possitions pos<-c(5,10,19). Substring
> needs input first=c(1,6,11) and last=c(5,10,19). There is no problem
> to write my own function. Just asking.
> Derek
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