[R] Presentation tables in R (knitr)

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 22:37:02 CET 2014

On 25/11/2014 3:12 PM, Tom Wright wrote:
> Hi,
> This problem has me stumped so I thought I'd ask the experts. I'm trying
> to create a pretty summary table of some data (which patients have had
> what tests at what times). Ideally I'd like to knitr this into a pretty
> PDF for presentation.
> If anyone has pointers I'll be grateful.
> require(tables)
> require(reshape2)
> data<-data.frame('ID'=paste0('pat',c(rep(1,8),rep(2,8))),
>                   'Time'=c(1,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,3,3,3,3,4,4,4,4),
>                   'Eye'=rep(c('OS','OS','OD','OD'),4),
>                   'Measure'=rep(c('Height','Weight'),8))
> tabular(Measure~factor(ID)*factor(Time)*factor(Eye),data)
> #All levels of Time are repeated for all IDs, I'd prefer to just show
> the relevant times.

You can drop certain rows of the table.  See the last example in 
?tabular.  (It's possible to do logical indexing, but a little harder.  
I think the vignette has an example of this...)

You can use latex() on the results, and display them in a knitr document.

Duncan Murdoch
> tabular(Measure~factor(ID)*Time*factor(Eye),data)
> #Time is getting collapsed by ID
> data$value=1
> dcast(data,Measure~ID+Time+Eye)
> #close but not very pretty
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