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.

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