[R] blank space escape sequence in R?
matt at biostatmatt.com
Mon Apr 25 19:42:00 CEST 2011
I may have misread your original email. Whether you use a hex escape or
a space character, the resulting string in memory is identical:
> identical("a\x20b", "a b")
But, if you were to read a file containing the six characters "a
\x20b" (say with readLines), then the six characters would be read into
memory, and printed like this:
That is, not with a space character substituted for \x20. So, now I'm
not sure this is a solution.
On Mon, 2011-04-25 at 12:24 -0500, Matt Shotwell wrote:
> You can embed hex escapes in strings (except \x00). The value(s) that
> you embed will depend on the character encoding used on you platform. If
> this is UTF-8, or some other ASCII compatible encoding, \x20 will work:
> > "foo\x20bar"
>  "foo bar"
> For other locales, you might try charToRaw(" ") to see the binary (hex)
> representation for the space character on your platform, and substitute
> this sequence instead.
> On Mon, 2011-04-25 at 15:01 +0200, Mark Heckmann wrote:
> > Is there a blank space escape sequence in R, i.e. something like \sp etc. to produce a blank space?
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