Re: [R] Using PrettyR to produce LaTeX output

From: Jim Lemon <jim_at_bitwrit.com.au>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 20:53:59 +1000

On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 12:46 -0700, jcarmichael wrote:
> Hello everyone. I am new to R, so please bear with me. I am trying to find
> an easy way to export descriptive statistics and other information about my
> data frame to a LaTeX format.
>
> I have found the describe function in PrettyR to be very helpful in
> producing results in the exact format I'm looking for. However, the value
> of the describe function is a LIST (rather than a data frame) which I am
> then unable to convert to LaTeX using the xtable package or the latex
> function of Hmisc. When I try to convert the list to a data frame, I get an
> error that says "arguments imply differing number of rows."
>
> If that didn't make any sense...ultimately, here is what I'm trying (and
> failing) to produce as a LaTeX document...
>
> MALES FEMALES
> Q10 Med Q90 Q10 Med Q90
> AGE xx xx xx xx xx xx
> BMI xx xx xx xx xx
> xx
> etc. xx xx xx xx xx
> xx
>
Hi J,
You can reduce the list produced by "describe" to a variety of text formats using the "delim.table" function. However, you seem to want something like a hierarchical table format. If I had to do this, I would probably write a function something like "delim.table" to massage the data into a format that can be read by the "latex" function.

Jim



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