# StrChop: Split a String into a Number of Sections of Defined Length In DescTools: Tools for Descriptive Statistics

## Description

Splitting a string into a number of sections of defined length is needed, when we want to split a table given as a number of lines without separator into columns. The cutting points can either be defined by the lengths of the sections or directly by position.

## Usage

 `1` ```StrChop(x, len, pos) ```

## Arguments

 `x` the string to be cut in pieces. `len` a vector with the lengths of the pieces. `pos` a vector of cutting positions. Will be ignored when `len` has been defined.

## Details

If length is going over the end of the string the last part will be returned, so if the rest of the string is needed, it's possible to simply enter a big number as last partlength.

`len` and `pos` can't be defined simultaneously, only alternatively.

Typical usages are

 ```1 2``` ```StrChop(x, len) StrChop(x, pos) ```

## Value

a vector with the parts of the string.

## Author(s)

Andri Signorell <[email protected]>

`FixToTable`, `StrLeft`, `substr`
 ```1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8``` ```x <- paste(letters, collapse="") StrChop(x=x, len = c(3,5,2)) # and with the rest integrated StrChop(x=x, len = c(3, 5, 2, nchar(x))) # cutpoints at 5th and 10th position StrChop(x=x, pos=c(5, 10)) ```