R Language Printing tables


Example

There are several packages that allow the output of data structures in form of HTML or LaTeX tables. They mostly differ in flexibility.

Here I use the packages:

  • knitr
  • xtable
  • pander

For HTML documents

---
title: "Printing Tables"
author: "Martin Schmelzer"
date: "29 Juli 2016"
output: html_document
---

```{r setup, include=FALSE}
knitr::opts_chunk$set(echo = TRUE)
library(knitr)
library(xtable)
library(pander)
df <- mtcars[1:4,1:4]
```

# Print tables using `kable`
```{r, 'kable'}
kable(df)
```

# Print tables using `xtable`
```{r, 'xtable', results='asis'}
print(xtable(df), type="html")
```

# Print tables using `pander`
```{r, 'pander'}
pander(df)
```

enter image description here

For PDF documents

---
title: "Printing Tables"
author: "Martin Schmelzer"
date: "29 Juli 2016"
output: pdf_document
---

```{r setup, include=FALSE}
knitr::opts_chunk$set(echo = TRUE)
library(knitr)
library(xtable)
library(pander)
df <- mtcars[1:4,1:4]
```

# Print tables using `kable`
```{r, 'kable'}
kable(df)
```

# Print tables using `xtable`
```{r, 'xtable', results='asis'}
print(xtable(df, caption="My Table"))
```

# Print tables using `pander`
```{r, 'pander'}
pander(df)
```

enter image description here

How can I stop xtable printing the comment ahead of each table?

options(xtable.comment = FALSE)