stri_replace_na: Replace Missing Values in a Character Vector

Description

This function gives a convenient way to replace each missing (NA) value with a given string.

Usage

stri_replace_na(str, replacement = "NA")

Arguments

str

character vector or an object coercible to

replacement

single string

Details

This function is roughly equivalent to str2 <- stri_enc_toutf8(str); str2[is.na(str2)] <- stri_enc_toutf8(replacement); str2. It may be used, e.g., wherever the ‘plain R’ NA handling is desired, see Examples.

Value

Returns a character vector.

Examples

x <- c('test', NA)
stri_paste(x, 1:2)                           # 'test1' NA
paste(x, 1:2)                                # 'test 1' 'NA 2'
stri_paste(stri_replace_na(x), 1:2, sep=' ') # 'test 1' 'NA 2'