[R] latex() etc.: How to nicely format a matrix for a LaTeX document?
John Kane
jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Thu Dec 30 21:29:53 CET 2010
Have a look at xtable.
--- On Thu, 12/30/10, Marius Hofert <m_hofert at web.de> wrote:
> From: Marius Hofert <m_hofert at web.de>
> Subject: [R] latex() etc.: How to nicely format a matrix for a LaTeX document?
> To: "Help R" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Received: Thursday, December 30, 2010, 11:50 AM
> Dear (T)eXpeRts,
>
> I try to create a LaTeX table from an R matrix for the
> first time. I am not sure what the "best" approach is, I
> just read about latex() from Hmisc (toLatex() didn't work).
>
> Consider the following minimal example:
>
> library(Hmisc)
> mat <- matrix(c(1,NA,3,100,10000,4), ncol = 3, byrow =
> TRUE)
> latex(mat, file = "", booktabs = TRUE, numeric.dollar =
> FALSE, table.env = FALSE)
>
> I am only interested in the part between \midrule and
> \bottomrule [I couldn't figure out how to remove the tabular
> environment]. It looks like this:
>
> 1&&3\tabularnewline
> 100&10000&4\tabularnewline
>
> My questions/problems are:
>
> (1) if there are NA's, you can see that the output is not
> aligned according to the &-symbols. That makes it hard
> to read in a LaTeX *source* file. How can I get something
> like:
> 1&
> &3\tabularnewline
> 100&10000&4\tabularnewline
>
> (2) it would even be nicer to read if the output was like
> this:
> 1 & & 3
> \tabularnewline
> 100 & 10000 & 4 \tabularnewline
> How can I achieve this?
>
> (3) is there another package/function to get output like
> this more easily? I wrote a one-liner which formats the
> lines separately, but it would be nice to have the columns
> aligned as given in (2). I believe it is most helpful to
> have the output in a form which is readable in a *source*
> file (i.e., .tex), since the headers/footers from tabular
> [or tabularx etc.] are often easy to put in the document.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Marius
>
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