[R] What is the best way to have "R" output tables in an MS Word format?

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sat May 1 00:23:01 CEST 2010

On Apr 30, 2010, at 6:13 PM, Max Gunther wrote:

> Dear "R" list,
> Our statisticians usually give us results back in a PDF format. I  
> would like
> to be able to copy and past tables from "R" output directly into a  
> Microsoft
> Word table since this will save us tons of time, be more accurate to
> minimize human copying errors and help us update data in our papers  
> more
> easily.
> Do people have suggestions for the best way to do this?
> I am a novice to "R" but I do work with a couple of
> very knowledgeable statisticians who do most of the heavy statistical
> lifting for our research group.

print.xtable in xtable package would allow output as html format. Not  
sure about copy-pastable into MSWord, but MSWord can surely import  
them.  Excel is quite good about pasting HTML formated tables.

> Many thanks,
> Max
> Max Gunther, PhD

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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