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

Petr PIKAL petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Mon May 3 10:43:06 CEST 2010


r-help-bounces at r-project.org napsal dne 01.05.2010 00:13:06:

> Dear "R" list,
> Our statisticians usually give us results back in a PDF format. I would 
> to be able to copy and past tables from "R" output directly into a 
> 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.

Others gave you more sophisticated solutions which can pay out in longer 
time and when you use the output quite often. However there is one simple 

select output in R console
ctrl C
open Word
ctrl V
format text as (I believe) Courier

This usually aligns text in proper way to columns.


> 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.
> Many thanks,
> Max
> Max Gunther, PhD
> Vanderbilt University - Radiology
> Institute of Imaging Sciences - VUIIS
> Center for Health Services Research
> Nashville, TN www.ICUdelirium.org
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