BiocGenerics (version 0.18.0)

paste: Concatenate strings


paste concatenates vectors of strings or vector-like objects containing strings.

NOTE: This man page is for the paste S4 generic function defined in the BiocGenerics package. See ?base::paste for the default method (defined in the base package). Bioconductor packages can define specific methods for objects (typically vector-like objects containing strings) not supported by the default method.


paste(..., sep=" ", collapse=NULL)


One or more vector-like objects containing strings.
sep, collapse
See ?base::paste for a description of these arguments.


See ?base::paste for the value returned by the default method.Specific methods defined in Bioconductor packages will typically return an object of the same class as the input objects.

See Also

  • base::paste for the default paste method.

  • showMethods for displaying a summary of the methods defined for a given generic function.

  • selectMethod for getting the definition of a specific method.

  • paste,Rle-method in the S4Vectors package for an example of a specific paste method (defined for Rle objects).

  • BiocGenerics for a summary of all the generics defined in the BiocGenerics package.


selectMethod("paste", "ANY")  # the default method