Re: [R] paste command with new line separator

From: Sunayan Acharya <sunayan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 16:43:57 -0500

Thanks a lot. That works. I had no clue that the '\n' was still active and I could use cat to see the result.

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Oliver Bandel <oliver_at_first.in-berlin.de>wrote:

> slurpy <sunayan <at> gmail.com> writes:
>
> >
> >
> > Win xp sp2, R v2.7.1
> > Hi. If I have two numeric columns in a data frame, I can use the paste
> > command to combine them into a new column separated by a comma.
> > c3=paste(c1,c2,sep=',')
> > gives: 1 1 -> "1,1"
> > Is there any way I can use a new line (\n) as a separator?
>
> Yes.
>
>
> > i.e.
> > 1 1 -> 1
> > 1
> > I tried paste(1,1,'\n') but it only gives "1\n1"
>
> When I use your paste()-command, I get: "1 1 \n"
>
> I assume, you used
> paste(1, 1, sep='\n')
>
> with this I get "1\n1"
>
> This is completely ok.
>
> If you use cat to show the result,
> "\n" is active:
>
>
> ===========================
> > cat( paste(1, 1, sep='\n') )
> 1
> 1>
> >
> ===========================
>
> So... it works.
>
>
> Is this what you asked about?
>
>
> > Is there any other command for this? I tried cat but it doesn't work for
> > columns.
>
> Well, did I answered your question, or did I missed the meaning
> of what you are looking for?
>
> Ciao,
> Oliver
>
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