Convert an R Object to a Character String
This is a helper function for
format to produce a single
character string describing an R object.
toString(x, ...)"toString"(x, width = NULL, ...)
- The object to be converted.
- Suggestion for the maximum field width. Values of
0indicate no maximum. The minimum value accepted is 6 and smaller values are taken as 6.
- Optional arguments passed to or from methods.
This is a generic function for which methods can be written: only the
default method is described here. Most methods should honor the
width argument to specify the maximum display width (as measured
nchar(type = "width") of the result.
The default method first converts
x to character and then
concatenates the elements separated by
width is supplied and is not
NULL, the default method
returns the first
width - 4 characters of the result with
.... appended, if the full result would use more than
A character vector of length 1 is returned.
x <- c("a", "b", "aaaaaaaaaaa") toString(x) toString(x, width = 8)