[R] Quotes inside char string
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Dec 20 20:47:51 CET 2011
On Dec 20, 2011, at 2:31 PM, Mike Pfeiff wrote:
> Thank you Uwe. I can't get my sqlQuery to work and thought that it
> must be the "\" embedded in the text string, I guess not if R
> doesn't pass the "\". Thanks for your response.
But it did pass the '"'. How does that software deal with an
I'm guessing that your failure to close the quotes is part of the
problem ( as well as your use of cat() ).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:20 PM
> To: Mike Pfeiff
> Cc: 'R-help at r-project.org'
> Subject: Re: [R] Quotes inside char string
> On 20.12.2011 20:10, Mike Pfeiff wrote:
>> How do I return a character string with quotes inside string?
>> For example, what logic do I use if I want to return the following:
>> Test Score="A"
>> I tried the following ....
>> Score<-paste("Test Score=","A",sep='"')
>> But it returned a "\" inside:
>> "Test Score=\"A"
>> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> That is the print()ed R representation of it. The underlying value
> *within* the quoted string is actually:
> Test Score="A
> and that is always true. E.g. in your example with the SQL query
> this question probably is derived from.
> cat() shows the actual version (but does not return) it.
> Uwe Ligges
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David Winsemius, MD
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