[R] Non-interpreted strings
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 19:07:21 CEST 2006
Or even easier,
x <- scan("clipboard", what = "")
at least on Windows.
On 7/28/06, Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com> wrote:
> Enter this at the console
> x <- scan(what = "")
> and after pressing the enter after the right paren,
> do a paste and then press enter twice.
> On 7/27/06, douglas.stave at wellsfargo.com <douglas.stave at wellsfargo.com> wrote:
> > I am new to R, so please forgive me if there is an obvious answer to
> > this question. I have done fairly extensive searching through R docs,
> > google and a few R users and have not found an answer to my question.
> > Is there a way to create a non-interpreted string object in R?
> > For example, I am using R in a MS Windows environment and I would like
> > to paste DOS paths into some R command:
> > setwd("c:\some\directory")
> > Obviously this does not work because of the escaping mechanism. And I
> > know the obvious answer, use "\\". But if you do a lot of pasting into
> > R it could get tedious manually editing escape sequences.
> > I did find a workable solution to this particular problem:
> > setwd(choose.dir())<Enter><Paste><Enter>
> > This saves me from having to do the editing myself. I can conceive of
> > other examples of wanting to paste other more abstract stings into R
> > that may happen to have a \ in it. And now, thanks to choose.dir(), I
> > have a way to do the translation automagically but...
> > My question is, is there any way in R to not interpret the string and
> > store the string as is? For instance, Perl allows you to do interpreted
> > (" ") and non-interpreted strings (' '). This does not work in R; ' '
> > acts just like " " and my testing indicates that the interpretation is
> > done at parse time. Is there any language level construct for creating
> > a non-interpreted string in R?
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