Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 12 23:39:00 CEST 2005
col.names <- strsplit("one, two, three", ", ")[]
is an easy way to do this. But you can do
paste('"', gsub(', ', '","', "one, two, three"), '"', sep="")
R accepts either single or double quotes and it can make life easier to
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Jean-Pierre Gattuso wrote:
> I have been struggling with gsub to no avail and am seeking help from
> the list.
> I want to make a vector of the string "one, two, three" and have
> tried to:
> - replace each comma by ","
> - add " at the beginning of the string
> - add " at the end of the string
> to issue the command:
> col.names <- c("one", "two", "three")
> for use in a data frame.
> I have tried gsub to get that but am unable to get the double quote
> and when I try to escape it (\"), I also get the backslash.
> Thanks for your help,
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
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