[R] How to disable character escaping ?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 2 06:36:17 CEST 2008
On Tue, 2 Sep 2008, Leon Yee wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have a string (a file path in windows system) contains several
> "\"s. When I copy and paste it into R for assignment to an variable, the "\"s
> are always interpreted as escaping characters. How can I keep it intact?
By reading from a file or connection, as in
foo <- scan("", "", n=1)
The parser always interprets \ in strings, so you must avoid the parser.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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