AscToChar: Convert ASCII Codes to Characters and Vice Versa

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

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Description

AscToChar returns a character for each ASCII code (integer) supplied.
CharToAsc returns integer codes in 0:255 for each (one byte) character in all strings in x.

Usage

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Arguments

i

numeric (integer) vector of values in 1:255.

x

vector of strings.

Details

Only codes in 1:127 make up the ASCII encoding which should be identical for all R versions, whereas the ‘upper’ half is often determined from the ISO-8859-1 (aka “ISO-Latin 1)” encoding, but may well differ, depending on the locale setting, see also Sys.setlocale.

Note that 0 is no longer allowed since, R does not allow \0 aka nul characters in a string anymore.

Value

AscToChar returns a vector of the same length as i. CharToAsc returns a list of numeric vectors of character length of each string in x.

Author(s)

unknown guy out there, help text partly taken from M. Maechler's sfsmisc.

See Also

charToRaw

Examples

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(x <- CharToAsc("Silvia"))

# will be pasted together
AscToChar(x)

# use strsplit if the single characters are needed
strsplit(AscToChar(x), split=NULL)

# this would be an alternative, but the latter would be of class raw
DecToHex(CharToAsc("Silvia"))
charToRaw("Silvia")

AndriSignorell/DescTools documentation built on April 8, 2021, 5:51 a.m.