[R] nice report generator?
Rainer.Schuermann at gmx.net
Thu Dec 8 04:55:25 CET 2011
> ... or perhaps some other CRAN package has already gone in
> this direction.
The tableGrob function in the gridExtra package probably is one of them.
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> Datum: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 19:29:54 -0500
> Von: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com>
> An: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>
> CC: r-help <R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>, Janko Thyson <janko.thyson.rstuff at googlemail.com>
> Betreff: Re: [R] nice report generator?
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>
> > On 11-12-07 5:43 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> >> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Richard M. Heiberger<rmh at temple.edu>
> >> wrote:
> >>> Michael,
> >>> that is a challenge.
> >>> I accept it and suggest that it be a contest on the R-help list.
> >>> Please post a pdf file showing some (more than one) tables that you
> >>> look better in Excel than in LaTeX.
> >>> I,and probably some others, will send our versions of the tables.
> >>> I think a new email thread with an appropriate catchy title would be
> >>> way to do it.
> >> The problem is that its drop dead easy in Excel but its not readily
> >> accessible in R and latex (as opposed to the problem being raw
> >> capability). Simply exhibiting how to do it is not enough. What is
> >> needed is a function, accessible from CRAN, with a bunch of built in
> >> themes that are easy to apply:
> >> latex(DF, theme = "cherry orchard")
> > I don't believe you. Show us some examples.
> As I mentioned, its not just a matter of replicating the output. Its a
> matter of how easy it is to generate it. With Excel 2007 enter a
> table into the cells, select it and on the Home tab in the Styles
> group of the ribbon click on Format a Table. Select any of the
> templates that are presented and that's it.
> I have produced quite fancy tables with R and latex beyond what the
> above instructions could do in Excel but I did not regard that effort
> as easy although it did produce very nice looking tables.
> There is a new tables package that just appeared on CRAN in the last
> few days. I haven't seriously used it yet but perhaps it has some of
> these capabilities (or if not will evolve into providing not only the
> tabular content but also the presentation aspects that are important
> to some users) or perhaps some other CRAN package has already gone in
> this direction.
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