[R] how to insert a double quote with the paste function?

Philippe Glaziou glaziou at pasteur-kh.org
Thu Sep 11 10:10:21 CEST 2003

Philippe Hupé <Philippe.Hupe at curie.fr> wrote:
> I would like to write in a variable the following string :
> Hello "World"
> If I do cat("Hello ","\"World\""), I have the good result on the screen 
> but it can not be affected to a variable. If I do the same thing with 
> paste paste("Hello ","\"World\"") it does not work since \" seems to be 
> not recognized. So what is the trick to do that.

How about:

> h<-'hello "World"'
> h
[1] "hello \"World\""
> cat(h, "\n")
hello "World"

Philippe Glaziou
Institut Pasteur du Cambodge

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