rm_phone: Remove/Replace/Extract Phone Numbers

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

Description

Remove/replace/extract phone numbers from a string.

Usage

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

ex_phone(text.var, trim = !extract, clean = TRUE, pattern = "@rm_phone",
  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_phone uses the rm_phone regex from the regular expression dictionary from the dictionary argument.

replacement

Replacement for matched pattern.

extract

logical. If TRUE the phone numbers 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 phone numbers removed.

Author(s)

stackoverflow's Marius and Tyler Rinker <tyler.rinker@gmail.com>.

References

The phone regular expression was taken from: http://stackoverflow.com/a/21008254/1000343

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_city_state, 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_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 <- c(" Mr. Bean bought 2 tickets 2-613-213-4567 or 5555555555 call either one",
  "43 Butter Rd, Brossard QC K0A 3P0 - 613 213 4567", 
  "Please contact Mr. Bean (613)2134567",
  "1.575.555.5555 is his #1 number",  
  "7164347566",
  "I like 1234567 dogs"
)

rm_phone(x)
ex_phone(x)

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

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