Get Vector Elements that Contain a Character in R (Example Code)

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to check whether a character is contained in a vector of character strings in R.

Creation of Example Data

my_string <- c("Yoyoyo",               # Character vector in R
my_string                              # Display character vector in RStudio console
# [1] "Yoyoyo" "Yayaya" "Yayayo" "Yipiyo" "XXXX"

Example: Applying grep() Function to Find Vector Elements with Particular Pattern in Character String

grep("yo", my_string, value = TRUE)    # Return matches
# [1] "Yoyoyo" "Yayayo" "Yipiyo"

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