Joschi Joschi - 1 month ago 9
R Question

Replace multiple arguments with gsub

of course I could replace specific arguments like this:

mydata=c("á","é","ó")
mydata=gsub("á","a",mydata)
mydata=gsub("é","e",mydata)
mydata=gsub("ó","o",mydata)
mydata


but surely there is a easier way to do this all in onle line, right?
I dont find the gsub help to be very comprehensive on this.

Answer

Use the character translation function

chartr("áéó", "aeo", mydata)
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