Translate a vector of strings

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Description

translateStrings modifies a character vector by substituting one or more strings with a replacement string.

Usage

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translateStrings(strings, translation)

Arguments

strings

vector of character strings to modify.

translation

named character vector or a list of character vectors specifying the strings to replace (values) and their replacements (names).

Details

Does not perform partial replacements. Each translation value must match a complete strings value or it will not be replaced. Values that do not have a replacement named in the translation parameter will not be modified.

Replacement is accomplished using gsub.

Value

A modified strings vector.

See Also

See gsub for single value replacement in the base package.

Examples

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# Using a vector translation
strings <- LETTERS[1:5]
translation <- c("POSITION1"="A", "POSITION5"="E")
translateStrings(strings, translation)

# Using a list translation
strings <- LETTERS[1:5]
translation <- list("1-3"=c("A","B","C"), "4-5"=c("D","E"))
translateStrings(strings, translation)

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