I have a data set that has data formatted in the following way: ### abc #-a
1 abcde 1-A
2 abcde 2-A
3 abcde 1-B
350 abcde 1-A
I want to remove the leading numbers without and leaving the rest of the string alone. My first thought was gsub but that will replace all of the numbers including the ones following (such as 1-A). Any thoughts?