[R] How do I paste double quotes arround a character string?

Erik Iverson iverson at biostat.wisc.edu
Thu Jul 3 03:37:22 CEST 2008

Philip James Smith wrote:
> Hi R Community:
> I've got a character string that looks like: New Mexico

What does this mean? I do not think I understand. Do you have a vector 
with one element (New Mexico) in it?  I think we need a few more 
details, like what it is exactly you have (class of your data), and what 
you want to do with it.  If your string is in a variable 'x', try str(x) 
and class(x).

> How to I create the new character string that looks like: "New Mexico" 
> That is, it is the original string (New Mexico)  with double quotes 
> infront and behind it?
> Thanks,
> Phil Smith
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