[R] Is there a function that print a string vertically (by adding "\n")?

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Apr 30 03:50:00 CEST 2013

On Apr 29, 2013, at 6:41 PM, jpm miao wrote:

> Hi,
>  I'd like to print a string vertically. For example, I would like to print
> "abcd" as  "a\nb\nc\nd"
>  Is there a function in R such that
> Input: "abcd"
> Output: "a\nb\nc\nd"?

> do.call( paste, list( strsplit("abcd", "")[[1]] , collapse="\\n"))
[1] "a\\nb\\nc\\nd"

Notice that I am refusing to acquiese by your request because I do not think you understand how escaped characters are represented in R. (In programming the customer is not always right.)


David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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