[R] Aligning ragged text columns

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 19 Jul 2006 - 19:03:15 EST

Can anyone please suggest how I can print:

a <- matrix(c(

"Heading 1", "This is some info\nabout heading 1",
"Heading 2", "This is some info\nabout heading 2",
), byrow=T, nrow=2)

to look like:

Heading 1 This is some info

           about heading 1
Heading 2 This is some info

           about heading 2

(if you're not using a fixed width font, I want the text in the second column to line up)

I've looked at encodeString and format, but neither seems to quite be the right tool



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