nc: Named Capture to Data Tables

User-friendly functions for extracting a data table (row for each match, column for each group) from non-tabular text data using regular expressions, and for melting columns that match a regular expression. Patterns are defined using a readable syntax that makes it easy to build complex patterns in terms of simpler, re-usable sub-patterns. Named R arguments are translated to column names in the output; capture groups without names are used internally in order to provide a standard interface to three regular expression C libraries (PCRE, RE2, ICU). Output can also include numeric columns via user-specified type conversion functions. RE2 engine (re2r package) was removed from CRAN in Mar 2020 so must be installed from github.

Version: 2020.8.6
Depends: R (≥ 2.14)
Imports: data.table
Suggests: testthat, re2r, stringi, ggplot2, tidyr (≥ 1.0.0), cdata, reshape2, knitr, markdown, R.utils
Published: 2020-08-10
Author: Toby Dylan Hocking
Maintainer: Toby Dylan Hocking <toby.hocking at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: nc results


Reference manual: nc.pdf
Vignettes: vignette 1: capture first match
vignette 2: capture all matches
vignette 3: capture melt
vignette 4: comparisons with other packages


Package source: nc_2020.8.6.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): nc_2020.8.6.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): nc_2020.8.6.tgz, r-release (x86_64): nc_2020.8.6.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): nc_2020.8.6.tgz
Old sources: nc archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: atime


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