Re: [R] blank space escape sequence in R?

From: Mark Heckmann <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:13:28 +0200

I use a function that inserts line breaks ("\n" as escape sequence) according to some criterion when there are blanks in the string. e.g. "some text \nand some more text".

What I want now is another form of a blank, so my function will not insert a 能n" at that point. e.g. "some text\spaceand some more text"

Here "\space" stands for some escape sequence for a blank, which is what I am looking for. So what I need is something that will appear as a blank when printed but not in the string itself.

TIA Am 25.04.2011 um 15:05 schrieb Duncan Murdoch:

> On 25/04/2011 9:01 AM, Mark Heckmann wrote:

>> Is there a blank space escape sequence in R, i.e. something like \sp etc. to produce a blank space?

> You need to give some context. A blank in a character vector will be printed as a blank, so you are probably talking about something else, but what?
> Duncan Murdoch

Mark Heckmann

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