[Bioc-devel] Use DataFrame's printing format for data.frames

Ryan C. Thompson rct at thompsonclan.org
Sat Nov 17 22:10:06 CET 2012

Hi all,

I noticed that DataFrame objects have a much faster and more practical 
printing format than base R's data.frame class. So I wrote a replacement 
for "print.data.frame" that prints data.frames in the same style as 
DataFrames. Just stick it in your ~/.Rprofile and your data.frames will 
magically print like DataFrames.

print.data.frame <- function(df) {
   if (require("IRanges")) {
     prev.max.print <- getOption("max.print")
     options(max.print=ncol(df) * 20)
     x <- capture.output(print(as(df, "DataFrame")))
     cat(str_replace(x[[1]], "DataFrame", "data.frame"),
   } else {

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