[R] how to type long string

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Sat Jul 14 21:48:06 CEST 2001

On Sat, 14 Jul 2001 11:08:48 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:

>Hi, All:
>I try to type some long string in R console, whenever
>I like to change to a new line, I get error message.

There are two ways.  End each line with a backslash, i.e.

  s <- 'Start of long string\
second line of long string'

This puts a \n in the string.  I don't know if there's a way to avoid
that on input, but you case use paste:

 s <- paste('Start of long string',
'second part of long string')

Duncan Murdoch
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