runningbirds - 7 months ago 30

R Question

I'd like to get the result so that it is show as:

"6","4","8"

Or a comma

`my_vector = base::unique(mtcars$cyl)`

my_vector_quoted =paste(my_vector, sep=" ' ")

Now how do I get the commas in between? I tried repeating this with the sep = ' but that doesn't work.

Any ways around this?

Answer

Here are a few possibilities assuming input `x`

:

```
toString(shQuote(x, type = "cmd"))
options(useFancyQuotes = FALSE)
toString(dQuote(x))
library(withr)
with_options(c(useFancyQuotes = FALSE), toString(dQuote(x)))
toString(sprintf('"%d"', x))
paste(paste0('"', x, '"'), collapse = ", ")
```

For example,

```
x <- c(6, 4, 8)
xs <- toString(shQuote(x, type = "cmd"))
```

giving:

```
> cat(xs, "\n")
"6", "4", "8"
> strsplit(xs, "")[[1]] # shows that xs contains 13 characters
[1] "\"" "6" "\"" "," " " "\"" "4" "\"" "," " " "\"" "8" "\""
```