[R] quotes in cat() within function

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 15:49:03 CEST 2013

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Daniel Caro <dcarov at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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=" ")

cat("The file\"", file, "\"is located in directory\"", directory, "\", sep=" ")

or use single quotes

cat('The file"', file, '"is located in directory"', directory, '"', sep=" ")


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