[R] long captions -- new issue

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 12 08:25:02 CEST 2006

On Wed, 12 Apr 2006, Brian Quinif wrote:

> I have found out that the way to have a break apart a long caption in
> the way that one desires is to have a short caption for use in the
> list of tables that is not broken with \\
> I can manually adjust the LaTeX output from the Hmisc function latex()
> to get the tables how I want them.  However, I would like to automate
> the creation of these tables.
> Inside the latex() function, I tried this:
> caption='Estimated HOPE Effects on \\ Typical First-Year Students, 1990/1995 \\
> 	(Robust Std. Errors in Parentheses)',
>              caption.lot='HOPE Effects on Typical First-Year Students'
> The resulting latex output however, turns the "\\" into "\", which
> will not create the line breaks that I want.
> How can I remedy this?

You inserted \ not \\ !  (Remember that R character strings use C-style 
escapes: see e.g. ?Quotes.)  Use "\\\\" to insert \\

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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