I’m pleased to announce version 1.1.0 of stringr. stringr makes string manipulation easier by using consistent function and argument names, and eliminating options that you don’t need 95% of the time. To get started with stringr, check out the strings chapter in R for data science. Install it with:

install.packages("stringr")

This release is mostly bug fixes, but there are a couple of new features you might care out.

str_subset(fruit, "(..)\\1")
#> [1] "banana"      "coconut"     "cucumber"    "jujube"      "papaya"
#> [6] "salal berry"
head(words)
#> [1] "a"        "able"     "about"    "absolute" "accept"   "account"
sentences[1]
#> [1] "The birch canoe slid on the smooth planks."
x <- "This is harder than you might expect, e.g. punctuation!"
x %>% str_extract_all(boundary("word")) %>% .[[1]]
#> [1] "This"        "is"          "harder"      "than"        "you"
#> [6] "might"       "expect"      "e.g"         "punctuation"
x %>% str_extract(boundary("sentence"))
#> [1] "This is harder than you might expect, e.g. punctuation!"

For a complete list of changes, please see the release notes.