[R] Transferring results from R to MS Word

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at imail.org
Sat Oct 25 06:53:34 CEST 2008

You may want to try the odfWeave package.  It uses openoffice which can read and write MSWord documents.  This is an alternative to the HTML > Excel > Word route.

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Tom Backer Johnsen
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 1:31 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] Transferring results from R to MS Word
> R-users
> At the moment I am teaching a course on the use of R for data analysis.
>   Part of course requirements involves the transfer of results from R
> to
> something that resembles the APA (American Psychological Associations)
> type tables to MS Word.  Until now I have used the HTML function in the
> R2HTML library, with a call like this:
> HTML(summary(model1), file("clipboard", "w"), digits=4)
> Where "model1" is an object containing results from a linear model
> (function lm ()).  I have to add that I do not remember where I got the
> digits argument from.  The main point is that the output is transferred
> to Excel as the first step where the output can be deleted and shuffled
> in order to produce a correctly formatted table according to APA
> standards which then is transferred to MS Word with a copy and paste
> operation.
> The problem is simply that what is tranferred to Excel varies with what
> you throw at the HTML function.  Nothing is rounded of with an lm()
> model.  With a function like sd () I seem to consistently get 2 decimal
> points transferred, less than what I want, while there are variations
> in
> respect to the number of decimals when I transfer the result on the
> summary () using a frame as the argument.
> The optimal thing for me (and the students) would be to consistently
> have all the decimals tranferred to Excel, any rounding to could be
> done
> there before the transfer of the table to MS Word.  Alternatively, that
> something like the argument digits=x works in a consistent manner with
> at least most objects.
> So:
> What do I tell my students on what to do using R2HTML in order to
> obtain
> consistent results?
> Alternativly: are there other alternatives I and my students could use
> for the transfer of results from R via Excel to MS Word?
> I really would appreciate some suggestions.
> Tom
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