#' APA Format
#' A function that formats decimals and leading zeroes
#' for creating reports in scientific style.
#' @param value A set of numeric values, either a single number, vector, or set of columns.
#' @param decimals The number of decimal points desired in the output.
#' @param leading Logical value: \code{TRUE} for leading zeroes on decimals
#'    and \code{FALSE} for no leading zeroes on decimals. The default is \code{TRUE}.
#' @keywords APA, decimals, formatting
#' @details
#'   This function creates "pretty" character vectors from numeric variables
#'   for printing as part of a report. The value can take a single number,
#'   matrix, vector, or multiple columns from a data frame, as long as they are
#'   numeric. The values will be coerced into numeric if they are characters or
#'   logical values, but this process may result in an error if values are
#'   truly alphabetical.
#' @examples
#' apa(value = 0.54674, decimals = 3, leading = TRUE)
#' @export

apa <- function(value, decimals = 3, leading = TRUE) {

  if (missing(value)) {
    stop("Be sure to include the numeric values you wish to format.")

  if (!is.numeric(value)){
    stop("The values you provided are not numeric.")

  if (leading == T) {
    formnumber <- format(round(as.numeric(value), decimals), digits = decimals, nsmall = decimals)
  if (leading == F) {
    formnumber <- sub("^(-?)0.", "\\1.", sprintf(paste("%.", decimals, "f", sep = ""), as.numeric(value)))

#' @rdname apa
#' @export

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