Re: [R] help with "\" in strings

From: Joshua Wiley <jwiley.psych_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:02:04 -0700

Hi Rob,

On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 7:19 PM, viostorm <rob.schutt_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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.

Try the fixed = TRUE argument to gsub. This works for me:

x = "This is a test % string"
writeLines(gsub ("%", "\\%", x, fixed = TRUE), "c:/biostats/test.txt")

Cheers,

Josh

>
> --------------------------------------
>
> x = "This is a test % string"
> gsub ("%", "\\%", x)
> fileConn<-file("c:/biostats/test.txt")
> writeLines(x, fileConn)
> close(fileConn)
>
> --------------------------------------
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
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-- 
Joshua Wiley
Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
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