[R] Hmisc latex cell background color

David Whiting david.whiting at ncl.ac.uk
Sun Dec 18 00:55:36 CET 2005

Hi Dieter,

The nearest I got to was to be able to colour row. Take a look at Table
10 here:


I used the latex package colotbl (see the definition of \shadeRow in
section 1). I didn't play any further with this. It might be possible
that colortbl has further commands ora mechanism for colouring
individual cells.


Dieter Menne wrote:
> Dear latex/R-Sweavers,
> Using the codel below, I can color text in individual cells for latex
> output.
> Is there a similar way to get a background shading? My attempts failed
> because I did not get the closing brace at the right place with Hmisc/latex.
> library(Hmisc)
> x <- as.data.frame(diag(rnorm(3),nrow=3))
> cellTex <- matrix(rep("", NROW(x) * NCOL(x)), nrow=NROW(x))
> cellTex[2,2] <- "\color{red}"
> ct <- latex(x, cellTexCmds = cellTex,numeric.dollar=FALSE)
> ct$style <- "color"
> dvi(ct)
> Dieter
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David Whiting
School of Clinical Medical Sciences, The Medical School
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK.

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