[R] Using PrettyR to produce LaTeX output

jcarmichael jcarmichael314 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 19:12:30 CEST 2008

Thank you all for your input! I was able to create my descriptive table as
well as a few other things I was having trouble with.

Thanks again!


jcarmichael wrote:
> Hello everyone.  I am new to R, so please bear with me.  I am trying to
> find an easy way to export descriptive statistics and other information
> about my data frame to a LaTeX format.
> I have found the describe function in PrettyR to be very helpful in
> producing results in the exact format I'm looking for.  However, the value
> of the describe function is a LIST (rather than a data frame) which I am
> then unable to convert to LaTeX using the xtable package or the latex
> function of Hmisc.  When I try to convert the list to a data frame, I get
> an error that says "arguments imply differing number of rows."
> If that didn't make any sense...ultimately, here is what I'm trying (and
> failing) to produce as a LaTeX document...
>                                  MALES                       FEMALES
>                         Q10     Med    Q90            Q10    Med   Q90
> AGE                   xx        xx       xx              xx       xx     
> xx
> BMI                   xx        xx        xx             xx        xx     
> xx   
> etc.                   xx        xx        xx             xx        xx     
> xx
> Any help or guidance would be appreciated!  Thank you in advanced!
> J.

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