shorten: Reduce each in a vector of strings to a given length

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) Examples

View source: R/utils.R

Description

This is a simple "chop" at k characters, no fancy truncation at spaces or such. Optionally, this will make unique the resulting truncated strings. That way, truncation at character 4 of "Washington" and "Wash" and "Washingham" will not result in 3 values of "Wash", but rather "Wash", "Wash.1", and "Wash.2"

Usage

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shorten(x, k = 20, unique = FALSE)

Arguments

x

character string

k

integer limit on length of string. Default is 20

unique

Default FALSE

Value

vector of character variables no longer than k

Author(s)

Paul Johnson <pauljohn@ku.edu>

Examples

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x <- c("Washington", "Washingham", "Washmylaundry")
shorten(x, 4)
shorten(x, 4, unique = TRUE)

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