Re: [R] gsub and "\"

From: Sean Davis <sdavis2_at_mail.nih.gov>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 12:03:15 -0400

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:57 AM, jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> It does have a single \; the printing just shows that it is escaped.
> If you 'cat' it to output, you will see:
>
>
>> gsub("'","\\\\'","abc's")
> [1] "abc\\'s"
>> cat(gsub("'","\\\\'","abc's"))
> abc\'s
>
> Which I think is what you were thinking it would be. So when you
> write it out to a file, it will be correct.

Thanks, Jim. That does it.

Sean

> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:49 AM, Sean Davis <sdavis2@mail.nih.gov> wrote:
>> This is hopefully a simple question. I am trying to escape single
>> quotes like so:
>>
>> abc's >> abc\'s
>>
>> However, I cannot find an easy way to do that with gsub:
>>
>> gsub("'","\\\\'","abc's")
>> # returns "abc\\'s"
>>
>> How can I get a single \ in the output?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Sean
>>
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