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Description

Helper Function for xpssCompute. R Implementation of the SPSS CHAR.LPAD Function.

Usage

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Arguments

x

atomic character or character vector.

length

atomic numeric. Number of characters x is to be filled on the left.

fill

atomic character. String which should be append on the left side.

Details

The value of length represents the number of characters and must be a positive integer. If the optional argument fill is not specified, x is padded with blank spaces.

Value

String, left-padded by length lengthpa.

Author(s)

Bastian Wiessner

See Also

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Examples

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xpssCompute(x="My Friend",fun="computeChar_lpad",length=15)

xpssCompute(x="My Friend",fun="computeChar_lpad",length=15, fill="Hello ")

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