6 Strings

20200421 Wrangling strings of characters is something we will find ourselves doing often as data scientists. R provides a comprehensive set of tools for handling and processing strings. In this chapter we review the functionality provided by R for managing and manipulating strings.

Karthik Bharadwaj is a co-author of this chapter.

A freely available ebook by Gaston Sanchez, Handling and Processing Strings in R (2013) provides an extensive treatise on using strings in R.

Your donation will support ongoing availability and give you access to the PDF version of this book. Desktop Survival Guides include Data Science, GNU/Linux, and MLHub. Books available on Amazon include Data Mining with Rattle and Essentials of Data Science. Popular open source software includes rattle, wajig, and mlhub. Hosted by Togaware, a pioneer of free and open source software since 1984. Copyright © 1995-2022 Graham.Williams@togaware.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0