[R] removing leading/trailing blanks

Douglas Grove dgrove at fhcrc.org
Wed Feb 19 22:03:03 CET 2003


What's the best way of dropping leading or trailing
blanks from a character string?  

The only thing I can think of is using sub() to replace
blanks with null strings, but I don't know if there is
a better way (I also don't know how to represent the
trailing blank in a regular expression).

Doug Grove

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