[R] how to present a table in powerpoint?

Thomas W Blackwell tblackw at umich.edu
Tue Apr 29 15:10:36 CEST 2003

I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned "Sweave".
I've never used it, but it seems to solve exactly the
general problem of R-to-postscript formatting that
Jonathan Li sees a use for.  However, it works via
TeX/LaTeX rather than by commercial software.


-  tom blackwell  -  u michigan medical school  -  ann arbor  -

On Mon, 28 Apr 2003, Jonathan Li wrote:

> >I have a nicely printed table of results generated by R's
> >print(myresult) where myresult is a "data frame".
> >
> >I am trying to put this table into a powerpoint slide for
> >presentation without re-typing and re-formating, i.e., present
> >it as it is in the R window. This saves time when there are a
> >lot of tables to be presented.
> >
> >I tried
> >> sink("myresult.txt")
> >> print(myresult)
> >> sink()
> >
> >resulting text file looks nice, but how can I insert it into
> >powerpoint without losing its formatting? When I think more
> >carefully about it, it seems to me that we need a way to
> >convert this text presentation into graphical presentation
> >such as postscript, then it would be easy to paste it into
> >powerpoint without losing its formatting.
> >
> >I suspect that this is a problem many other may also face
> >sometimes. After doing searching in R-help archive with
> >keywords like "powerpoint", "presentation", I came up with
> >many entries about presenting graphs in powerpoint, but not
> >one about presenting tables of numbers.
> >
> >Your help is highly appreciated.
> >Jonathan

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