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

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 14:34:59 +0200

On 24.04.2011 08:02, Joshua Wiley wrote:
> 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")

or just use "\\\\%"
one escape for R and one for the regexp each.

Uwe Ligges

> 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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