rm_city_state: Remove/Replace/Extract City & State

Description Usage Arguments Value See Also Examples

Description

Remove/replace/extract city (single lower case word or multiple consecutive capitalized words before a comma and state) & state (2 consecutive capital letters) from a string.

Usage

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rm_city_state(text.var, trim = !extract, clean = TRUE,
  pattern = "@rm_city_state", replacement = "", extract = FALSE,
  dictionary = getOption("regex.library"), ...)

ex_city_state(text.var, trim = !extract, clean = TRUE,
  pattern = "@rm_city_state", replacement = "", extract = TRUE,
  dictionary = getOption("regex.library"), ...)

Arguments

text.var

The text variable.

trim

logical. If TRUE removes leading and trailing white spaces.

clean

trim logical. If TRUE extra white spaces and escaped character will be removed.

pattern

A character string containing a regular expression (or character string for fixed = TRUE) to be matched in the given character vector. Default, @rm_city_state uses the rm_city_state regex from the regular expression dictionary from the dictionary argument.

replacement

Replacement for matched pattern.

extract

logical. If TRUE the city & state are extracted into a list of vectors.

dictionary

A dictionary of canned regular expressions to search within if pattern begins with "@rm_".

...

Other arguments passed to gsub.

Value

Returns a character string with city & state removed.

See Also

gsub, stri_extract_all_regex

Other rm_ functions: rm_abbreviation, rm_between, rm_bracket, rm_caps_phrase, rm_caps, rm_citation_tex, rm_citation, rm_city_state_zip, rm_date, rm_default, rm_dollar, rm_email, rm_emoticon, rm_endmark, rm_hash, rm_nchar_words, rm_non_ascii, rm_non_words, rm_number, rm_percent, rm_phone, rm_postal_code, rm_repeated_characters, rm_repeated_phrases, rm_repeated_words, rm_tag, rm_time, rm_title_name, rm_url, rm_white, rm_zip

Examples

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x <- paste0("I went to Washington Heights, NY for food! ", 
   "It's in West ven,PA, near Bolly Bolly Bolly, CA!", 
   "I like Movies, PG13")
rm_city_state(x)
ex_city_state(x)

Example output

[1] "I went to for food! It's in West , near !I like Movies, PG13"
[[1]]
[1] "Washington Heights, NY" "ven,PA"                 "Bolly Bolly Bolly, CA" 

qdapRegex documentation built on May 29, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

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