[R] escape character OK in R environment, fails in R CMD CHECK

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Sat May 22 08:18:28 CEST 2010

R version/sessionInfo()?


On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 10:08 PM, David Reiss <dreiss at systemsbiology.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to check a package via R CMD CHECK and it is failing with
> Error: '\s' is an unrecognized escape in character string starting "\s"
> The culprit looks something like this:
> gsub('\\s\\(.*\\)',"","this is a (test, man) dude")
> which is correctly escaped with the "\\"'s   -- but it seems that R CMD
> CHECK is pre-escaping the string when it reads in the code to check it.
> How do I get R CMD CHECK to let the "\\s" 's through?
> Thanks.
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