[R] sprintf

From: J.M. Breiwick <jeff.breiwick_at_noaa.gov>
Date: Sat 18 Feb 2006 - 07:01:56 EST

Hi,

I want to use sprintf with vectors whose lengths vary. As an example: x = c(2,4,6,10)
sprintf("%i%5f%5f%5f",x[1],x[2],x[3],x[4]) works. But if I have to compute the length of x within a function then I cannot list all for format codes and sprintf apparently will not accept just "x" - it wants one value for each format code as in the above example. Does anyone know a way to handle this? And is there a way to repeat the format code like in Fortran (e.g. 5F4.1)? Thanks.

Jeff B.



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