How to get the length of a string in R
In this tutorial we are going to learn about, how to find out the length of a string in R language.
The length of a string means total number of characters present in a given string.
Getting the string length
To get the length of a string, we can use the built in
nchar() function in R.
nchar() function takes the string as an argument and returns the number of characters in it or it returns
0 for the empty string (’ ’).
Here is an example, that gets the length of a string stored in the
name = 'gowtham' length = nchar(name) print(length)
Alternatively, we can use the
str_length() function from a
stringr package to get the length of a string in R.
library(stringr) name = 'gowtham' length = str_length(name) print(length)