print.summarytools: print.summarytools

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Display summarytools objects in the console, in Web Browser or in RStudio's Viewer, or write content to file.


## S3 method for class 'summarytools'
print(x, method = "pander", file = "",
   append = FALSE, report.title = NA, table.classes = NA,
   bootstrap.css = st_options('bootstrap.css'),
   custom.css = st_options('custom.css'), silent = FALSE,
   footnote = st_options('footnote'), max.tbl.height = Inf,
   collapse = 0, escape.pipe = st_options("escape.pipe"), ...)



A summarytools object, created by one of the four core functions (freq, descr, ctable, or dfSummary).


Character. One of “pander”, “viewer”, “browser”, or “render”. Default value for the print() method is “pander”; for view()/stview(), default is “viewer” if session is running in RStudio, “browser” otherwise. The main use for “render” is in R Markdown documents.


Character. File name to write output to. Defaults to “”.


Logical. Append output to existing file (specified using the file argument). FALSE by default.


Character. For html reports, this goes into the <title> tag. When left to NA (default), the first line of the heading section is used (e.g.: “Data Frame Summary”).


Character. Additional html classes to assign to output tables. Bootstrap css classes can be used. User-defined classes (see the custom.css argument) are also specified here. See details section. NA by default.


Logical. When generating an html document, include the “includes/stylesheets/bootstrap.min.css"” file content inside a <style type="text/css"> tag in the document's <head>. TRUE by default. Can be set globally with st_options.


Character. Path to a custom .css file. Classes defined in this must also appear in the table.classes parameter in order to be applied to the table(s). Can be set globally with st_options. NA by default.


Logical. Set to TRUE to hide console messages (e.g.: ignored variables or NaN to NA transformations). FALSE by default.


Character. Text to display just after html output tables. The default value (“default”) produces a two-line footnote indicating the package's name and version, the R version, and the current date. Has no effect on ascii or markdown content. Can contain standard html tags. Set to NA to omit. Can be set globally with st_options.


Numeric. Maximum table height in pixels allowed in rendered dfSummary() tables. When this argument is used, results will show up in a <div> with the specified height and a scroll bar. Intended to be used in Rmd documents with method = "render". Inf by default.


Numeric. 0 by default. Set to 1 to make freq() sections collapsible (when clicking on the variable name). Future versions might provide alternate collapsing options.


Logical. Set to TRUE when style="grid" and file argument is supplied if the intent is to generate a text file that can be converted to other formats using Pandoc. Can be set globally with st_options.


Additional arguments used to override attributes stored in the object, or to change formatting via format or pander. See Details.


Ascii and markdown tables are generated using pander.

The following arguments can be used to override formatting attributes stored in the object:

  • style

  • round.digits (except for dfSummary objects)

  • plain.ascii

  • justify

  • split.tables

  • headings

  • display.labels

  • varnumbers (dfSummary objects only)

  • labels.col (dfSummary objects only)

  • graph.col (dfSummary objects only)

  • valid.col (dfSummary objects only)

  • na.col (dfSummary objects only)

  • col.widths (dfSummary objects only)

  • keep.grp.vars (dfSummary objects only)

  • report.nas (freq objects only)

  • display.type (freq objects only)

  • missing (freq objects only)

  • totals (freq and ctable objects)

  • caption (freq and ctable objects)

The following arguments can be used to override heading elements:

  • Data.frame

  • Data.frame.label

  • Variable

  • Variable.label

  • Group

  • date

  • Weights (freq & descr objects)

  • Data.type (freq objects only)

  • Row.variable (ctable objects only)

  • Col.variable (ctable objects only)


NULL when method="pander"; A file path returned invisibly when method="viewer" or "browser". In the latter case, the file path is also passed to shell.exec (Windows) or system (*nix), causing the document to be opened in default Web browser.


Dominic Comtois,


RStudio Summarytools on GitHub List of pander options Bootstrap Cascading Stylesheets

See Also



## Not run: 
view(dfSummary(tobacco), footnote = NA)

## End(Not run)
print(freq(exams$gender), style = 'rmarkdown')
print(descr(exams), headings = FALSE)

summarytools documentation built on May 20, 2022, 9:06 a.m.