[R] Interpolating variables into quoted strings

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Dec 20 00:39:54 CET 2001

On Wed, Dec 19, 2001 at 03:56:30PM -0600, William_Fitchen at oxy.com wrote:
> In perl I could write:
> 	$name = "John";
> 	print STDOUT "Hi $name, how's it going";
> which would output the following:
> 	Hi John, how's it going?
> Is there a function that allows a variable containing a character string or
> numeric to be interpolated into a quoted character string?  Any help would
> be greatly appreciated!

name <- "John"
cat(paste("Hi", name, "how's it going\n"))

You might want to look at the "An Introduction to R" manual shipped with R,
it covers paste() in the "Character vectors" section.


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