str_count: Count the number of matches in a string.

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str_countR Documentation

Count the number of matches in a string.


Vectorised over string and pattern.


str_count(string, pattern = "")



Input vector. Either a character vector, or something coercible to one.


Pattern to look for.

The default interpretation is a regular expression, as described in stringi::stringi-search-regex. Control options with regex().

Match a fixed string (i.e. by comparing only bytes), using fixed(). This is fast, but approximate. Generally, for matching human text, you'll want coll() which respects character matching rules for the specified locale.

Match character, word, line and sentence boundaries with boundary(). An empty pattern, "", is equivalent to boundary("character").


An integer vector.

See Also

stringi::stri_count() which this function wraps.

str_locate()/str_locate_all() to locate position of matches


fruit <- c("apple", "banana", "pear", "pineapple")
str_count(fruit, "a")
str_count(fruit, "p")
str_count(fruit, "e")
str_count(fruit, c("a", "b", "p", "p"))

str_count(c("a.", "...", ".a.a"), ".")
str_count(c("a.", "...", ".a.a"), fixed("."))

stringr documentation built on Aug. 21, 2022, 1:07 a.m.