Re: [R] multiline string continuation

From: Erik Chang <audachang_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 18 Oct 2006 - 17:19:57 GMT

Hi Dimitris,

Thanks for your suggestion. cat(datadir) displays

D:/Users/Erik/Praxis2/
VOIs/individual/nomask/
categorized/collapsed/R_data/

of which output is NULL. I need something that export a string with the multiple lines in the script being "glued" together and without the "\n" in it.

Erik

On 10/18/06, Dimitrios Rizopoulos <Dimitris.Rizopoulos@med.kuleuven.be> wrote:
> maybe you're looking for:
>
> cat(datadir)
>
>
> I hope it helps.
>
> Best,
> Dimitris
>
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> Quoting Erik Chang <audachang@gmail.com>:
>
> > Dear R experts,
> >
> > I wonder how can one input a string variable in multiple lines in a R
> > script. I've seen solution to the command line continuation in the
> > non-string situation (just continute at the new line). However, that
> > doesn't work for strings because the new line character, "\n", is
> > included in the resultant string. For example, if I type the following
> > in a script:
> >
> > datadir=" X:/level1/level2
> > /level3/level4/
> > level5/level6"
> >
> > after executing the script, string variable "datadir" becomes
> >
> > "X:/level1/level2\n/level3/level4/\nlevel5/level6"
> >
> > Someone has suggested to use "paste()" for putting pieces of strings
> > together, but I would like to see if there is any other simpler
> > workaround for multiline string continuation.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Erik
> >
> >
> >
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Department of Psychology
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