[R] How to represent pure linefeeds chr(10) under R for Windows

Barry Rowlingson B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Nov 5 18:09:43 CET 2003

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Use \n in the character string, if I understand you aright, as in
> foo <-"a\nb"

This produces a CSV file from write.table() with a line-break halfway 
through a record, thus:

"4"  4 "d"
"5"  5 "new
"6"  6 "f"

  R will happily read.table() this back in again, but other packages may 
not be so obliging. OpenOffice spreadsheet makes a hash of it, sticking 
'line"' on a line on its own in the spreadsheet. I hope whatever Jens 
wants to do with these CSV files works!


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