[R] alternative way to replicate()

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 09:06:12 CET 2008

Dear all,

I'm looking for an alternative way to replicate the "2," string for an
x number of times, and end up with one string containing "2," x times.
I can partly achieve this using replicate().
> y <- rep("2,", times=3)
> y
[1] "2," "2," "2,"

The output that I am looking for is, however, "2,2,2,". I also tried
to append(), with similar (unsatisfactory) results.
> z <- for (i in 1:3) {
+ z <- append(z, y[i])}
> z
[1] "2," "2," "2,"

Could anyone suggest how "2," can be replicated to "2,2,2,"?
Thank you,

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