[R] Questions about xtable and print.xtable
skiadas at hanover.edu
Tue Jan 23 03:50:42 CET 2007
I have been using the wonderful xtable package lately, in combination
with Sweave, and I have a couple of general questions along with a
more particular one.
I'll start with the particular question. I basically have a 1x3 array
with column names but no row names. I want to create a latex table
with column setting set to "|rrr|". I want the column names to
appear, but the row names not to appear. The code I am trying is this:
x <- matrix(c(1:3), c(1,3), dimnames=list(NULL,c(1:3)))
tab <- xtable(x, align="|rrrr|")
The problem here is that the xtable call requires an align value that
has one extra row setting, I suppose to account for a possible row
name. However, the first print.xtable call seems to ignore the align
argument set in the xtable call, when include.rownames is included.
Any workarounds will be most welcomed.
More generally, I have the following questions:
1) Why are the include.rownames and include.colnames parameters not
appearing in the xtable call, but only in the print.xtable call
instead? Why do I need to specify n+1 arguments for things like align
and digits, when I don't want the row names to be printed? In
general, why are the align and digits calls not setable in
print.xtable, but only in xtable?
2) I like to enclose my tabular environments in a center environment,
instead of a table environment. Unless I've missed it, I don't see
how I can do that from within the xtable package. Is this really not
possible, and if so why not? The latex.environments setting seems to
only be allowed when floating=TRUE, which is exactly what I want to
avoid. Any particular reason it is not allowed when floating=FALSE as
That's it really, thanks in advance for any responses.
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