[R] Formatting column displays

William Dunlap wdunlap at tibco.com
Fri May 5 23:54:06 CEST 2017

Use Google: a search for "R Reporter package" shows that the package is
named "ReporteRs".

Bill Dunlap
TIBCO Software
wdunlap tibco.com

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 2:50 PM, BR_email <br at dmstat1.com> wrote:

> Jeff:
> I cannot install the ReporteR package. Is there a work-around, or is the
> error message correct?
> Thanks. Bruce
> R> install.packages("ReporteR") Installing package into
> ‘C:/Users/BruceRatner/Documents/R/win-library/3.3’ (as ‘lib’ is
> unspecified) Warning in install.packages :
>   package ‘ReporteR’ is not available (for R version 3.3.3)
> Jeff Newmiller wrote:
>> Data frames are primarily data storage objects, not data display objects.
>> You can create a separate version of your data frame with formatted text
>> strings, but what you usually really want is to handle column alignment as
>> well and that really has to be addressed as part of your data output
>> process, which you have said nothing about.
>> Do you know about HTML or markdown or LaTeX? These are useful formats for
>> creating reproducible research, and they are well supported through the
>> knitr package and in RStudio via Rnw and Rmd files. Tables in particular
>> are well supported via LaTeX with the tables package.  The ReporteR package
>> can output to Microsoft Word files directly with various formatting
>> options, but it doesn't play well with the other tools.
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