[R] Handouts / Reports or just simply printing text to PDF?

Erik Iverson eriki at ccbr.umn.edu
Fri Jun 25 05:04:43 CEST 2010

Ralf B wrote:
> I assume R won't easily generate nice reports (unless one starts using
> Sweave and LaTeX) but perhaps somebody here knows a package that can
> create report like output for special cases? How can I simply plot
> output into PDF? 

See ?pdf if you just want to save plots into a PDF file.

Perhaps you know a package I should check out? What
> do you guys do to create handouts (before actually publishing)?

If you're an emacs user, or even if you're not, you might benefit greatly from 
org-mode and org-babel.  Just google those terms, they aren't directly 
associated with R, but can use R to easily generate pdf output (and/or html) in 
an Sweave type fashion without you having to know any markup language.  I can't 
recommend it highly enough.

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