Splitting a string variable breaks it into sub-strings by the given delimiter. For example, splitting “volley-ball” will result in “volley ball”. This guide will explain how to split strings in R.
Splitting Strings in R using strsplit() method
strsplit() method breaks the string variable by a given delimiter.
- x = string that you want to split.
- Split = character string or delimiter to use as a split.
The following examples show how to use strstplit() function to split strings with whitespace, a character, and a string itself.
#creating variables string1 <- "I Love R Programming" string2 <- "123_456_789" string3 <- "Asia and North America and Australia" #splitting strings with whitespace strsplit(string1, split = " ") #splitting strings with a character strsplit(string2, split = "_") #splitting strings with a string strsplit(string3, split = "and")