[Rd] justify hard coded in format.ftable

SOEIRO Thomas Thom@@@SOEIRO @end|ng |rom @p-hm@|r
Wed May 13 22:27:15 CEST 2020

Dear all,

I haven't received any feedback so far on my proposal to make "justify" argument available in stats:::format.ftable

Is this list the appropriate place for this kind of proposal?

I hope this follow-up to my message won't be taken as rude. Of course it's not meant to be, but I'm not used to the R mailing lists...

Thank you in advance for your comments,



> Dear all,
> justify argument is hard coded in format.ftable:
> cbind(apply(LABS, 2L, format, justify = "left"),
>       apply(DATA, 2L, format, justify = "right"))
> It would be useful to have the possibility to modify the argument between c("left", "right", "centre", "none") as in format.default.
> The lines could be changed to:
> if(length(justify) != 2)
>   stop("justify must be length 2")
> cbind(apply(LABS, 2L, format, justify = justify[1]),
>       apply(DATA, 2L, format, justify = justify[2]))
> The argument justify could defaults to c("left", "right") for backward compatibility.
> It could then allow:
> ftab <- ftable(wool + tension ~ breaks, warpbreaks)
> format.ftable(ftab, justify = c("none", "none"))
> Best regards,
> Thomas

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