Create plots and
LaTeX tables that look like
SPSS output for use in teaching materials. Rather than copying-and-pasting
SPSS output into documents,
R code that mocks up
SPSS output can be integrated directly into dynamic
LaTeX documents with tools such as
knitr. Functionality includes statistical techniques that are typically covered in introductory statistics classes: descriptive statistics, common hypothesis tests, ANOVA, and linear regression, as well as box plots, histograms, scatter plots, and line plots (including profile plots).
r2spss is on CRAN (The Comprehensive R Archive Network), hence the latest release can be easily installed from the
R command line via
To install the latest (possibly unstable) development version from GitHub, you can pull this repository and install it from the
R command line via
If you already have package
devtools installed, you can skip the first line.
LaTeX tables created with package
r2spss build upon several
LaTeX packages. A
LaTeX style file that includes all requirements can be produced with function
r2spss.sty(). By default, it prints the content of the style file on the
R console, but its only argument
path can be used to specify the path to a folder in which to put the file r2spss.sty. For instance, the following command can be used to put the style file in the current working directory.
r2spss.sty(path = ".")
After putting the style file in the folder that contains your
LaTeX document, the following command should be included in the preamble of your
LaTeX document, i.e., somewhere in between
r2spss is the most useful when writing dynamic
LaTeX documents with
tools such as the
knitr. When creating
LaTeX tables in
R code chunks with
knitr, the output of the chunk should be written directly into the output document by setting the chunk option
results='asis'. For more information on
knitr chunk options, in particular various options for figures, please consult the knitr documentation.
r2spss can create output that mimics the look of current
SPSS versions, as well as the look of older versions. The relevant functions contain the argument
version for specifying which type of output to create. Possible values are
"modern" to mimic recent versions and
"legacy" to mimic older versions.
LaTeX tables that mimic the look of recent SPSS version thereby build upon the
nicematrix and its
NiceTabular environment, which is preferred for its seamless display of background colors in the table.
nicematrix version 6.5 (2022-01-23) or later. It is also important to note that tables using the
NiceTabular environment may require several
LaTeX compilations to be displayed correctly.
Within a dynamic
LaTeX document or any other
R session, it can be useful to set a global preference for which
SPSS version to mimic. This can be done with the accessor function
r2spss_options$set(). For instance, a default to mimic older
SPSS versions can be set with:
r2spss_options$set(version = "legacy")
Various examples for using
r2spss are given in the package vignette, which
can be accessed from the
R console with
If you experience any bugs or issues or if you have any suggestions for additional features, please submit an issue via the Issues tab of this repository. Please have a look at existing issues first to see if your problem or feature request has already been discussed.
If you want to contribute to the package, you can fork this repository and create a pull request after implementing the desired functionality.
If you need help using the package, or if you are interested in collaborations related to this project, please get in touch with the package maintainer.
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