# [R] print(), paste()

Bartz, Kevin Kevin.Bartz at FMR.COM
Tue Sep 24 15:36:19 CEST 2002

```1) Use "cat" instead of "print".

2) Use paste's "sep" argument. I find it particularly convenient to define:
"%&%" <- function(a, b) paste(a, b, sep="")

You can then write: cat("The best fit is with " %&% (which.min(answer) - 1)
%&% "-degree polynomial")

Good luck.

Kevin

-----Original Message-----
From: Ko-Kang Kevin Wang [mailto:kwan022 at stat.auckland.ac.nz]
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 7:34 AM
To: R Help
Subject: [R] print(), paste()

Hi,

Suppose I have the following lines at the end of a function:
answer <- c(2, 1, 0, 4, 5) # In fact, answer will be generate in my
# function
# Now, find the best fitted n degree polynomial
print(paste("The best fit is with", which.min(answer) - 1,
"-degree polynomial"))
this will return:
[1] 2 1 0 4 5
[1] "The best fit is with 2 -degree polynomial"

Two questions:

1) How can I supress the [1] in the second line in the output?

2) The second line has ...with 2 -degree... , how can I make it display
...with 2-degree...?

In other words I'd like my output to look like:
[1] 2 1 0 4 5
"The best fit is with 2-degree polynomial"

Cheers,

Kevin

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University of Auckland
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