Re: [R] Sweave special token \\ from R to latex

From: Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz_at_mn.rr.com>
Date: Fri 04 Aug 2006 - 22:57:25 EST

On Fri, 2006-08-04 at 14:40 +0200, Jan Wijffels wrote:
> Dear helpeRs,
>
> I would like to specify a newline command in R and pass it to latex
> via Sweave such that it corresponds to latex' \\ command. But that
> doesn't seem to be possible. If I Sweave the \n character, it just
> makes a new line in latex but not the \\ command.
>
> Is there a way such that the following code would result in latex in
> blablabla \\ blablabla on different line
>
>
> <<echo=FALSE>>=
> string <- "blablabla \\ blablabla on different line"
> @
> \Sexpr{string}
>
>
>
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Jan

In R, the "\" is an escape character, so to get a single "\" output, you actually need to double it, "\\".

Thus, to get "\\" output as part of a character vector, you would need "\\\\":

> string <- "blablabla \\\\ blablabla on different line"

> cat(string, "\n")

blablabla \\ blablabla on different line

HTH, Marc Schwartz



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