From: John Kane <jrkrideau_at_yahoo.ca>

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:50:07 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:50:07 -0400 (EDT)

#How Can I create a text file with the output of
"describe"?

?sink ?write.table ?write.csv

#delete some variables.

?Extract

df[,-(10:12)]

df[, 1:9]

- ukoenig_at_med.uni-marburg.de wrote:

> Dear list readers,

*> I want to:
**>
**> 1. Get a table of basic descriptive statistics for
**> my variables
**> with the variable names one below the other
**> like SPSS descriptive statistics:
**>
**> Varname N Min Max Mean SD
**> xxxx x x x x x
**> xxx x x x x x
**> ....
**>
**> 2. Delete some variables from a data frame or
**> exclude variables
**> from beeing analyzed.
**>
**> 3. Create a text file / redirect the terminal output
**> to a
**> file (it is supposed to be easy, but I could not
**> find a solution)?
**>
**> 4. Create a latex/dvi file
**>
**> 5. Create a PDF file (can that be done within R?)
**>
**> This code took me some ours (I am new to R). What do
**> you think about
**> my solution? Are there easier ones? Comments
**> welcome! Sorry if
**> my questions look very basic and I hope they are
**> understandable.
**>
**>
**> #here is my code
**> setwd("c:\\temp") #set working directory
**>
**> library(psych)
**> library(xtable)
**> library(tools)
**>
**> #Create example data frame with many variables
**> df <- as.data.frame(matrix( rnorm(1000), ncol=100))
**>
**> df <- describe(df) #describe from lib psych
**>
**> #How Can I create a text file with the output of
**> "describe"?
**> #The "save as" function from the GUI saves
**> #only last part of the output to a text file (the
**> first part is cut)
**>
**>
**> #delete some variables. Or can I exclude variables
**> from
**> #beeing analyzed by "describe" to reduce the numer
**> of cols?
**> df$kurtosis <- df$skew <- df$se <- NULL
**>
**> x.df <- xtable(df) #Create an xtable object
**> print(x.df, tabular.environment = "longtable", ,
**> floating = FALSE,
**> file="c:\\temp\\descript.tex") #create latex
**> file
**>
**> # produce dvi file in working directory (from tools)
**> texi2dvi("c:\\temp\\descript.tex") #the lines below
**> have to be added
**>
**> #Problem: these lines have to be added "manually" to
**> the latex
**> #before calling "texi2dvi":
**>
**> #\documentclass{article}
**> #\usepackage{longtable}
**> # Latex code
**> #\end{document
**>
**>
**> #Can I prodcuce a PDF file within R?
**>
**>
**> Thanks a lot in advance!
**> Udo
**>
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