[R] Looking for a package to replace xtable

Bruce Ratner PhD br at dmstat1.com
Thu Apr 20 21:22:18 CEST 2017

Duncan: Thanks. I've exhausted my search for a simple table package that also allows for column sums. If you are not familiar with the decile table, you will find it quite embedded with much insight for predominance of virtually any model.

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> On Apr 20, 2017, at 3:06 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 20/04/2017 1:09 PM, BR_email wrote:
>> R-helper:
>> Below, code for generating a decile table.
>> I am using the xtable package, but it is not quite right for the output.
>> Issue #1. xtable inserts an unwanted column, before the first derived
>> column DECILE
>> Issue #2. In the last line "Total" I manually sum all columns, even
>> though I only want the sums for second and third columns.
>> If I calculate only second and third columns, the remaining columns
>> would have NAs.
>> Either scenario is not desired.
> I haven't gone through your code yet, but the tables package is generally more flexible (though maybe harder to use) than xtable.
> I can't look at it now, but will try to remember to do so in a few hours if I don't see a better solution posted first.
> Duncan Murdoch

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