[R] Changing character limit in deparse, as.character and toString
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 11 09:11:40 CEST 2006
On Mon, 10 Apr 2006, Dave Armstrong wrote:
> Dear R-help Listers,
> I am curious if there is some (hopefully easy) way to change the number of
> characters that can be converted to a single string via any of deparse,
> as.character or toString. It seems that the limit is 500 for all of
None of those functions convert 'characters' to a single string!
What actually are you trying to convert?
I guess the issue is the maximum line length in deparsing. You can
almost always just paste multiple lines together, and this is done for
formulae at several places in the R codebase.
> I saw a previous post where Prof. Ripley suggested that it was a
> "trivial" change in the R internals to change as.character's limit from 60
> to 500, but I was hoping for something that didn't involve me trying to
> alter the R internals.
Please show respect other people's copyright, and quote exactly with a
reference or not at all. (I was unable to find what you are non-quoting,
and don't even know if it is still relevant.)
> Dave Armstrong
> University of Maryland
> Dept of Government and Politics
> PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
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