[R] Aligning ragged text columns

From: ken knoblauch <knoblauch_at_lyon.inserm.fr>
Date: Wed 19 Jul 2006 - 19:40:02 EST


Hi Hadley,

I find that things line up better in data.frames

data.frame(c1 = c("Heading 1", "", "Heading 2", ""), + c2 = c("This is some info", "about heading 1", "This is some info", "about heading "))

          c1                c2
1 Heading 1 This is some info
2             about heading 1
3 Heading 2 This is some info
4              about heading


although, this looks better in my console window than pasted here. Then the question is what to so with the row and column names.

HTH, ken

> > heading1 <- "Heading1"
> > heading2 <- "Heading2"
> >
> > a <- matrix(c(
> > "Heading 1", paste("This is some info\nabout", heading1,
> sep=""),
> > "Heading 2", paste("This is some info\nabout", heading2,
> sep=""),
> > ), byrow=T, nrow=2)
>
> I wasn't so concerned about the redundancy in my example, but how it
> looks - eg.
>
> > somefunction(h)
> Heading 1 This is some info
> about heading 1
> Heading 2 This is some info
> about heading 2
>
>
> Hadley

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