[R] printing tabular data nicely

Sundar Dorai-Raj sundar.dorai-raj at PDF.COM
Thu Jun 3 19:27:52 CEST 2004

wwsprague at ucdavis.edu wrote:

> Hi R-heplers,
> I would like to print various matrices, dataframes, tables, etc to 
> files, preferably nicely formatted postscript for import into papers. Is 
> there a way to do this?
> I know ?cat, ?writeLines, ?format, ?paste.  But I am not sure of a good 
> combination of these in order to get a nice looking table of information.
> Any ideas?  I guess I want (almost) publication ready output, just like 
> you get for "plot"...
> (I *don't* want to print to the console, btw)
> Thx again.
> W

Take a look at the xtable package. I'm not sure if you can get xtable to 
print directly to a file. If not you can use xtable in conjunction with 


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