I want to have R display the data it gives me from the summary() function in a table so I can easily share this. I am currently just doing summary() in the console and then taking a screenshot, but I would rather have this generated as a nice table just like all of my graphs are. Any ideas?


If you have the R package Hmisc and a working latex installation you can do:


It works the same with datasets,

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    $\begingroup$ An even better solution is to directly use summary.formula, e.g. print(summary(~ x + y), prmsd=TRUE, digits=1). The latex command assumes the OP has a working $\TeX$ installation. It is often convenient to just output plain text, like this: capture.output(print(summary(~ x + y), prmsd=TRUE, digits=1), file="out.txt"). $\endgroup$ – chl Aug 8 '12 at 1:01
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    $\begingroup$ Another approach to outputting plain text that works well is to use ?sink. Eg, sink(file=<name>, type="output"); <functions>; sink(), then a text file will exist in the working directory with whatever would have been the output of the functions used. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Aug 8 '12 at 3:57

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