I Hate You paste!

September 25, 2016

(This article was first published on R-SquareD, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Don’t call me anymore. –

I really don’t hate the paste function, it is actually quite useful when working with vectors. I just hate using it for simple string concatenation.


var = 4.345
paste0("The value is: ", var)
## [1] "The value is: 4.345"

Luckily, R has the functionality to create binary operators so I rolled my own string concatenation operator.

"%+%" = function(...) {paste0(...)}

"The value is: " %+% var
## [1] "The value is: 4.345"

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