[R] Write a dataframe or table to clipboard as an image to paste into an email

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Feb 12 23:57:06 CET 2013

On Feb 12, 2013, at 2:51 PM, Lopez, Dan wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a way to write a dataframe or table  to the clipboard as an image? I want to paste into an email. I use snagit or print screen to do this today but want to know if there is a way to do this through R.
> For example I know how to write to clipboard for copy and pasting into Excel:
>> write.table(df,"clipboard",sep="\t"
> But what's the equivalent for .png or other image format? I can't seem to find it in the help file.
> Note: I also tried using png()...print(df)...device.off() which I normally use for plots but doesn't seem to work for dataframes and tables

The latex function in Hmisc will produce dvi output that can be then samed as pdf.

David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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