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stri_length {stringi}R Documentation

Count the Number of Code Points

Description

This function returns the number of code points in each string.

Usage

stri_length(str)

Arguments

str

character vector or an object coercible to

Details

Note that the number of code points is not the same as the 'width' of the string when printed on the screen.

If a given string is in UTF-8 and has not been properly normalized (e.g. by stri_trans_nfc), the returned counts may sometimes be misleading. See stri_count_boundaries for a method to count Unicode characters. Moreover, if an incorrect UTF-8 byte sequence is detected, then a warning is generated and the corresponding output element is set to NA, see also stri_enc_toutf8 for a method to deal with such cases.

Missing values are handled properly, as opposed to the built-in nchar function. For 'byte' encodings we get, as usual, an error.

Value

Returns an integer vector of the same length as str.

See Also

Other length: stri_isempty, stri_numbytes, stri_width

Examples

stri_length(LETTERS)
stri_length(c('abc', '123', '\u0105\u0104'))
stri_length('\u0105') # length is one, but...
stri_numbytes('\u0105') # 2 bytes are used
stri_numbytes(stri_trans_nfkd('\u0105')) # 3 bytes here but...
stri_length(stri_trans_nfkd('\u0105')) # ...two code points (!)
stri_count_boundaries(stri_trans_nfkd('\u0105'), type="character") # ...and one Unicode character


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