[R] Remove leading brackets in print?

Marc Schwartz mschwartz at medanalytics.com
Tue Apr 29 19:08:50 CEST 2003

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>Subject: [R] Remove leading brackets in print?
>Hi, I can't seem to get an answer for this by searching 
>through the R-help archives:  How does one remove leading 
>brackets in print?
>For example,
>>print( 3 )
>>[1] 3
>Would it be possible to get rid of the "[1]"?
>Of course the effect is the same without "print", as in,
>>[1] 3
>but I would only be interested in omitting brackets in 
>printing, if that's possible.
>Thanks very much!

Use cat() instead of print().

You will also generally need to append a newline character ("\n") to
the output, as I do below.

Thus, you would use:

> cat(3, "\n")

See ?cat for more information.


Marc Schwartz

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