[R] quotes in cat() within function

arun smartpink111 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 9 15:04:41 CEST 2013

file<- "\"Data labels\""
 cat("The file", file,"is located in directory",directory,sep=" ")
The file "Data labels" is located in directory "/home/mylaptop/"

----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Caro <dcarov at gmail.com>
To: r-help at r-project.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:06 AM
Subject: [R] quotes in cat() within function

Hello all,

Sorry if this question has been answered in the past, but I could not find
an answer.

I am trying to print quotes within a cat output. The arguments are:

file= "Data labels"
directory= "/home/mylaptop/"

The function returns:
cat("The file", file, "is located in directory", directory, sep=" ")

The output R prints is

The file Data labels is located in directory /home/mylaptop/

But I want "Data labels" and "/home/mylaptop/" to be in quotation marks.

I find examples using "\", such as

cat("Open fnd \"test\"")

But in my case "test" is an argument.

Thank you


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