[R] help with "\" in strings

From: viostorm <rob.schutt_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:19:52 -0700 (PDT)

I would like to create a "\%" that can be written to a file as I am writing a procedure to output to latex.

I can't create a "\%" and it is driving me crazy.

x = "This is a test % string"
gsub ("%", "\\%", x)
writeLines(x, fileConn)

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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