[R] getting line breaks with xtable

Erich Studerus erich.studerus at bli.uzh.ch
Fri Sep 19 16:11:38 CEST 2008

Ok. Sorry, here's a reproducible example:

x<-as.table(cbind(1:3,rep("this is an example for a long character string
that I want break into several lines")))



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Von: Gabor Grothendieck [mailto:ggrothendieck at gmail.com] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 19. September 2008 15:50
An: Erich Studerus
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On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Erich Studerus
<erich.studerus at bli.uzh.ch> wrote:
> Sorry, for asking the same question again, but I got no reactions the last
> time. Maybe it was just overseen by the experts.
> I'm using the xtable function with Sweave and Lyx and I would like to know
> how to get automatic line breaks for long strings in a column of the
> I've learned from the Lyx wiki that the Latex command \linebreak produces
> table cells with multiple lines. I tried to insert \linebreak into the
> character string, but it didn't work out, because Sweave transforms it
> automatically to $\backslash$linebreak.
> Any help is highly appreciated.
> Erich
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