[R] Width of a text

Ben Tupper btupper @ending from bigelow@org
Wed Dec 12 14:32:05 CET 2018


Does strwidth() do the trick?

https://www.rdocumentation.org/packages/graphics/versions/3.5.1/topics/strwidth <https://www.rdocumentation.org/packages/graphics/versions/3.5.1/topics/strwidth>


> On Dec 12, 2018, at 6:55 AM, Christofer Bogaso <bogaso.christofer using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> In HTML there is a way to measure the width of a Text before printing it on
> screen as in https://www.w3schools.com/tags/canvas_measuretext.asp
> In R we have nchar() function which just measures the number of letters in
> a Text, but I wonder if we can measure the width of text as well.
> I have a shiny app where I need to print a text in an Area onto the screen
> which has a specific width, so some the texts are not showing within that
> area (overflowing), where some are though all of them have the equal number
> of letters.
> Thanks for any input.
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Ben Tupper
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