strings - sequence of letters in r




Creating a sequential list of letters with R (3)

Did you look at

?LETTERS

and doesn't that do what you want? Else there are paste() and related functions.

Edit: Maybe the collapse= to paste is what you need:

R> replicate(5, paste(sample(LETTERS, 10, replace=TRUE), collapse=""))
[1] "OHZBIYEFMD" "UINBOFEIXN" "UORJZATYNT" "ZNPWNBFFXJ" "ZOKYMTCDKZ"
R> 

I would like to be able to create a sequence of letters in R (to assist in importing data from a SPSS file)

It's quite easy to create a sequence of numbers, for example:

seq(1,1000)
[1] 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 1000

paste("something_",1:12,sep="")
[1] something1 something2 ... something12

But is there any functionality for appending, pasting, or creating sequences of letters like this?

paste("This_",a:z,sep="")
[1]This_a This_b This_c ... This_4z

Thanks in advance!


Thanks guys! I figured it out!

paste(letters[1:26])

Cheers!


for "a" to "z" it's

letters

for "A" to "Z" its

LETTERS

And to print specific letters in the sequence, say if you want only j, k & l

letters[10:12]




alphabet