[R] help reading a variably formatted text file

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 19 22:41:01 CET 2002

On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Michael Na Li wrote:

> It would be nice to have more powerful regex in R, such as returning matched
> substring grouped with "()".

I think you are overlooking the power of gsub.  You can certainly do that.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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