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

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 09:28:45 -0400

On 25/04/2011 9:13 AM, Mark Heckmann wrote:
> 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.

I don't think R has anything like that built in. You'll need to attach a class to your vector of strings, and write a print method for it that does the substitution before printing.

Duncan Murdoch

> 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
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