Re: [R] [PS] Re: Table of basic descriptive statistics like SPSS

From: Frank E Harrell Jr <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 13:45:47 -0500

Ben Fairbank wrote:
> "tiny high-resolution histograms"
> Could you say a bit more on that topic? How achieved? Where

latex(describe()) uses LaTeX's picture environment after binning into 101 bins.

> documented? Similar to Tufte's sparklines?

yes, a bit

See the link from


> Maybe the list as a whole would be interested.
> Thank you,
> Ben
> If you use LaTeX you'll get more (and better) output including tiny
> high-resolution histograms of continuous variables.
> Frank

Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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