Re: [R] Transfer Crosstable to Word-Document

From: Udo König <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:42:50 +0100

thank you for the nice overview, which is very helpful. Today I tested the HTML-Tool (Hmisc-library). First I had to install the HeVea translater (it´s a little bit tricky). I could produce a little html-table (it made me happy).

I will be out of office until monday - it would be nice to continue our communication next week.

Thanks to you and all list members!

Zitat von Greg Snow <>:

> There are several options available to you depending on your knowledge and
> workflow.
> Others have mentioned using Excel to format the table and to copy that into
> word, one thing along those lines that has not been mentioned yet is that if
> you have your data in a matrix or data frame then (on windows at least, I
> have not tried on other platforms) you can type:
> > write.table(, 'clipboard', sep="\t")
> Then in Excel just do a paste and the data is there, this saves a couple of
> steps from saving as a .csv file and importing that into excel. This would
> probably be fine for a few tables.
> With a little effort on your part, odfWeave may still be an option. I have a
> project based on a survey with quite a few questions, but the output wanted
> was basically one of 3 tables and graphs based on a question or set of
> questions. I wrote a set of functions that found the correct columns in the
> data and created a matrix with the appropriate table values and used the
> odfTable function to do the formating (and a set of functions to do the
> graphs). Then I created an odf template file in OpenOffice that called the
> appropriate functions for each question, ran that through odfWeave, opened
> the result in OpenOffice and saved it as a word file to send to the clients.
> Another nice thing about this approach is that occasionally I get requests
> for the same output on a subset of the data, I just create the subset, rerun
> odfWeave, convert to word and I'm done (I don't let the client know that it
> was that easy though). I think there is something in the works to allow
> conversion of odf files to ms word files from a command line.
> You can also use the existing LaTeX tools that others have suggested, then
> convert from latex to HTML or RTF or another format that can be read into
> word. If you take this approach wich will require a few intermediate steps
> between R and word, then you may want to learn the make utility (there are
> versions of make available on windows, otherwise I don't know how I would
> survive trapped in an MS workplace). Make helps with automating several step
> processes and updating only those parts that need to be updated.
> If you can give some more detail on what you want to do and how you want the
> output to look, then we can give more specific ideas on how to get there.
> Hope this helps,
> --
> Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
> Statistical Data Center
> Intermountain Healthcare
> (801) 408-8111
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Udo König []
> > Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:08 AM
> > To:
> > Cc: Greg Snow
> > Subject: RE: [R] Transfer Crosstable to Word-Document
> >
> > Zitat von Greg Snow <>:
> >
> > > If your final goal is a word document, then you should look at the
> > > odfWeave package.
> >
> > Greg,
> > I had a look at the odfWeave package, but it seems that
> > complex tables, for instance produced with latex(....) can´t
> > be produced/included, as can be done with sweave.
> >
> >
> > --------------------------------------------
> > Udo König
> > Clinic for Child an Adolescent Psychiatry Philipps University
> > of Marburg / Germany
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Udo König
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