report.mefa: Write Report of an Object of Class 'mefa' into File

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Note Author(s) References See Also Examples

Description

The data of the 'mefa' object is written into a file in a standard format used by most local journals for publishing distribution data of organisms. The aim is to provide an exporting facility that can directly be used for generating reports, parts of research papers, or supplementary materials.

Usage

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report(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'mefa'
report(x, filename, segment = FALSE, n = NULL,
    by.taxa = TRUE, samp.var = NULL, drop.redundant = NULL,
    collapse = TRUE, taxa.name = NULL, author.name = NULL,
    taxa.order = NULL, grouping = FALSE, tex = FALSE, binary = FALSE,
    tex.control = list(ital.taxa = TRUE, noindent = TRUE, 
    bold.sect = TRUE, bold.1st = TRUE, vspace1 = 0.5, vspace2 = 0.2),
    sep = c(",", ":", "(", ":", ",", ")", ";"), dir = getwd(), ...)

Arguments

x

an object of class 'mefa'.

filename

character, the name of the file to be written into the working directory or a directory defined by the outdir argument.

segment

logical, if NULL (default) segments are not distinguished in the output. If TRUE all (n = NULL) or some of the segments are used and distinguished.

n

segments to be used. If NULL all segments are used, if not NULL, give names of the segments to be used (only if segment = TRUE).

by.taxa

logical, whether the main sectioning should be made according to taxa (TRUE, default) or samples (FALSE, currently not implemented).

samp.var

variables in the samples table (x$samp) to be used in the report. Variables appear in the order given here.

drop.redundant

logical, whether redundant elements should be dropped (an integer up to length(samp.var)-1) or not (NULL, default).

collapse

logical, if TRUE samples with identical values in samp.var for a given species are collapsed to avoid redundancy.

taxa.name

column in the taxa table (x$taxa) where the taxa names are stored. By default (NULL) dimnames(x)$taxa is used.

author.name

column in the taxa table (x$taxa) where the authors' names and dates of descriptions are stored. By default it is not used (NULL). If specified, these follow the species names in the report.

taxa.order

column in the taxa table (x$taxa) where the variable for ordering is stored. By default (NULL) taxa.name is used for ordering.

grouping

logical, whether all records of a given species should be collapsed into single paragraph without grouping (FALSE, default), or grouped into separate paragraphs (TRUE).

tex

logical, whether to generate formatted LaTeX output (TRUE) or plain text file (FALSE).

binary

logical, if TRUE the result will contains count data.

tex.control

a list with LaTex formatting options (if tex = TRUE). The ital.taxa controls italicised taxa names, noindent controls indentation of paragraphs, bold.sect controls boldface type of paragraph openings, bold.1st controls the boldface type of first elements of each record of a given species, vspace1 controls the space between species blocks, vspace2 controls the space between paragraphs of the same species (if gouping = FALSE).

sep

character vector of length 7. The 1st separates values in samp.var, 2nd is placed between values of samp.var if redundant elements were dropped, 3rd is the opening character before count data, 4th stands after the segment name, 5th separates values of segments, 6th is the closing character after the count data, 7th separates the records.

dir

character, full path of the directory where the file should be written (working directory is then restored). If NULL, the current working directory is used.

...

further arguments potentially passed (currently there are none).

Details

The resulting file can be recycled by copy-and-pasting into a document (if tex = FALSE) or be included into a LaTeX report (e.g. via the package Sweave, see mefadocs("SampleReport")). Contrary to the many arguments, the default values do not need much modifications in most of the cases (see examples).

Value

Writes a file into the working (or a specified) directory.

Note

The by.taxa = FALSE option is not yet implemented.

Author(s)

P\'eter S\'olymos, [email protected]

References

S\'olymos P. (2008) mefa: an R package for handling and reporting count data. Community Ecology 9, 125–127.

S\'olymos P. (2009) Processing ecological data in R with the mefa package. Journal of Statistical Software 29(8), 1–28. http://www.jstatsoft.org/v29/i08/

http://mefa.r-forge.r-project.org/

See Also

mefa, write

Examples

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data(dol.count, dol.samp, dol.taxa)
x <- mefa(stcs(dol.count), dol.samp, dol.taxa)
## Not run: 
## Plain text
## Count values from x$xtab
report(x, "report-all.txt")
## Count values for each segments
report(x, "report-segm-all.txt",
    samp.var = c("method","microhab"), segment = TRUE)
## LaTeX formatting
report(x, "report-all.tex", tex=TRUE)
## For how to include into a TeX or Rnw file, see:
mefadocs("SampleReport")

## End(Not run)

mefa documentation built on May 31, 2017, 2:50 a.m.