[R] Creating a text codebook

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 21:11:13 CEST 2004

Something like summary() will produce the start of a codebook for a
dataset within a data.frame, but it probably would need to be munged
up a bit more.

Actually, the first use of literate statistical analysis (noweb-style)
was done to produce a codebook.

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 14:35:03 -0400, John Fox <jfox at mcmaster.ca> wrote:
> Dear Harold,
> I'm not sure what you have in mind, but take a look at the prompt()
> function, which can create a skeleton .Rd (R documentation) for a data
> frame. It will distinguish between numeric variables and factors, and will
> show the various levels of each factor. I don't think that there's any other
> "relevant information" in the data frame.
> I hope that this helps,
> John
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Doran, Harold
> > Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 11:39 AM
> > To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Subject: [R] Creating a text codebook
> >
> > Is there a currently existing method in an R package for
> > creating a codebook from a dataframe? Preferably, I would
> > like to be able to export to a text file all relevant information.
> >
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A.J. Rossini
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