[R] splitting a string up

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Fri Aug 21 21:56:50 CEST 2009


This assume "_" if the first character following the numbers. You may need a
character class if it can be one of several.


for further (terse for the latter) details.

Bert Gunter
Genentech Nonclinical Biostatisics

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Subject: [R] splitting a string up

x <- "1041281__2009_08_20_.lev"

I would like to split this string up and only extract the leading numbers.


to use as a label for a data column in a bigger for loop function to
read in data.

Stephen Sefick

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