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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:49:03 +0100

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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:49:03 +0100

Dear all,

thank you very much for the provided support and all the hints, which were very
helpful! Now I know how to continue.

>See ?pdf

*>Please, note first search commands:
**>apropos("pdf")
**>RSiteSearch("latex")
**>Using these, you would have found by yourself the various corresponding
**>functions.
*

Philippe

Sorry Philippe, I always try to solve problems myself before contacting the list, but sometimes you get so many results, that itīs somewhat confusing for an R-novice like me. I will use apropos() and RsiteSearch() next time, thank you very much..

>I don't think the OP was using Hmisc::describe. I

*>think it was psych::describe.
*

Yes, it was describe from lib psych.

Regards,

Udo

Quoting John Kane <jrkrideau_at_yahoo.ca>:

> I don't think the OP was using Hmisc::describe. I

*> think it was psych::describe.
**>
**>
**> --- Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell_at_vanderbilt.edu>
**> wrote:
**>
**> > John Kane wrote:
**> > > #How Can I create a text file with the output of
**> > > "describe"?
**> >
**> > sink('my.txt')
**> > describe( )
**> > sink()
**> >
**> > If you use LaTeX you'll get more (and better) output
**> > including tiny
**> > high-resolution histograms of continuous variables.
**> >
**> > Frank
**> >
**> > >
**> > > ?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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