Re: [Rd] digits in summary.default

From: Karl Ove Hufthammer <>
Date: Fri 15 Sep 2006 - 09:21:03 GMT

Martin Maechler skreiv:

> Since I've now seen the code of summary.default in S-plus 6.2,
> I'm not in a good position to propose a code change here ---
> unless Insightful ``donates'' their 3 lines of implementation to
> R  {which I think would be quite fair given the recent flurry of
> things they've recently ported into S-plus 8.x}

It's also possible to be a bit smarter in specific cases. See for example the LaTeX table functions for regression summaries in the Dmisc package[1], which uses the magnitude of the standard errors to dermine the number of digits shown for estimates (s.t. the number of digits vary for each row/ estimate).

[1] Not on CRAN. See

Karl Ove Hufthammer
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