RE: [Rd] Parsing multi-line strings. Bug? Feature?

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_myway.com>
Date: Thu 29 Jul 2004 - 08:48:17 EST

One workaround is the idea in

http://maths.newcastle.edu.au/~rking/R/help/03a/6855.html

which, applied to this problem would be used by entering the snippets as inline data files and reading them into R variables which can then be cat'ed. You do have to preface each line of the inline data with a marker but that is trivial in sufficiently powerful text editors.

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Date:   	Wed, 28 Jul 2004 15:09:04 -0700 (PDT)
From:   	Kevin Wright <kwright@eskimo.com>
To:   	<r-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Subject:   	[Rd] Parsing multi-line strings. Bug? Feature?

I have an S-Plus library that I would like to port to R. The library
sends a mix of static and dynamic output to an html file. For example

cat("
...
Big block of HTML formatting code
...

")
cat(dat()) cat(" More static text
")
With S-Plus I can just cut and paste HTML code from other files into my S-Plus script file. This makes maintenance of the script fairly easy. The R parser chokes on this and requires strings to have a backslash for line continuation: f = function(){ sometext = " abc \ def" } Mark Bravington discussed the same issue (with comments about the documentation) here:
http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/02b/5199.html I would like to echo Mark's request that compatability with S-Plus be considered. Thanks Kevin Wright ______________________________________________ R-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list https://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
Received on Thu Jul 29 08:53:04 2004

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