Re: [R] Non-interpreted strings

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 29 Jul 2006 - 03:05:04 EST

Enter this at the console

   x <- scan(what = "")

and after pressing the enter after the right paren, do a paste and then press enter twice.

On 7/27/06, douglas.stave@wellsfargo.com <douglas.stave@wellsfargo.com> wrote:
> I am new to R, so please forgive me if there is an obvious answer to
> this question. I have done fairly extensive searching through R docs,
> google and a few R users and have not found an answer to my question.
>
> Is there a way to create a non-interpreted string object in R?
>
> For example, I am using R in a MS Windows environment and I would like
> to paste DOS paths into some R command:
> setwd("c:\some\directory")
>
> Obviously this does not work because of the escaping mechanism. And I
> know the obvious answer, use "\\". But if you do a lot of pasting into
> R it could get tedious manually editing escape sequences.
>
> I did find a workable solution to this particular problem:
> setwd(choose.dir())<Enter><Paste><Enter>
> This saves me from having to do the editing myself. I can conceive of
> other examples of wanting to paste other more abstract stings into R
> that may happen to have a \ in it. And now, thanks to choose.dir(), I
> have a way to do the translation automagically but...
>
> My question is, is there any way in R to not interpret the string and
> store the string as is? For instance, Perl allows you to do interpreted
> (" ") and non-interpreted strings (' '). This does not work in R; ' '
> acts just like " " and my testing indicates that the interpretation is
> done at parse time. Is there any language level construct for creating
> a non-interpreted string in R?

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