str_starts

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Detect the presence or absence of a pattern at the beginning or end of a string.

Vectorised over string and pattern.

Usage
str_starts(string, pattern, negate = FALSE)

str_ends(string, pattern, negate = FALSE)

Arguments
string

Input vector. Either a character vector, or something coercible to one.

pattern

Pattern with which the string starts or ends.

The default interpretation is a regular expression, as described in stringi::stringi-search-regex. Control options with regex().

Match a fixed string (i.e. by comparing only bytes), using fixed(). This is fast, but approximate. Generally, for matching human text, you'll want coll() which respects character matching rules for the specified locale.

negate

If TRUE, return non-matching elements.

Value

A logical vector.

See Also

str_detect() which this function wraps when pattern is regex.

Aliases
  • str_starts
  • str_ends
Examples
# NOT RUN {
fruit <- c("apple", "banana", "pear", "pinapple")
str_starts(fruit, "p")
str_starts(fruit, "p", negate = TRUE)
str_ends(fruit, "e")
str_ends(fruit, "e", negate = TRUE)
# }
Documentation reproduced from package stringr, version 1.4.0, License: GPL-2 | file LICENSE

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