Replace Multiple Letters with Accents in R (Example)
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to exchange special characters with accents in the R programming language.
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Creating Example Data
We’ll use the following data as basement for this R programming language tutorial:
x <- "áéèàôî" # Create character string x # Print character string # "áéèàôî"
The previous output of the RStudio console shows the structure of our example data: It’s a character string containing several letters with accents.
Example: Translate Special Characters Using chartr() Function
The following R syntax illustrates how to use the chartr function to remove accents from special characters in R. Have a look at the following R syntax:
chartr("áéèàôî", "aeeaoi", x) # Apply chartr # "aeeaoi"
As you can see, we replaced multiple alphabetical letters with accents in one single line of R code.
Video, Further Resources & Summary
Would you like to know more about the handling of letters with accents? Then you might want to have a look at the following video instruction of my YouTube channel. In the video, I explain the content of this post:
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Furthermore, you may want to have a look at some of the other tutorials of this website. You can find some articles about character strings below:
- Remove All Special Characters from String
- Replace Specific Characters in String
- R Functions List (+ Examples)
- The R Programming Language
In summary: You learned in this tutorial how to replace accents of French letters in the R programming language. Tell me about it in the comments, if you have further questions.
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