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Huxtable is an R package to create LaTeX and HTML tables, with a friendly, modern interface. Features include control over text styling, number format, background color, borders, padding and alignment. Cells can span multiple rows and/or columns. Tables can be manipulated with standard R subsetting or dplyr functions. Here are some quick examples:

ht <- hux(
        Employee = c('John Smith', 'Jane Doe', 'David Hugh-Jones'),
        Salary = c(50000, 50000, 40000),
        add_colnames = TRUE
      )

bold(ht)[1,]           <- TRUE
bottom_border(ht)[1,]  <- 2
align(ht)[,2]          <- 'right'
right_padding(ht)      <- 10
left_padding(ht)       <- 10
width(ht)              <- 0.35
number_format(ht)      <- 2

ht
Employee Salary
John Smith 50000.00
Jane Doe 50000.00
David Hugh-Jones 40000.00
library(magrittr)
ht <- hux(
        Employee = c('John Smith', 'Jane Doe', 'David Hugh-Jones'),
        Salary = c(50000, 50000, 40000),
        add_colnames = TRUE
      )

ht                                        %>%
      set_bold(1, everywhere, TRUE)       %>%
      set_bottom_border(1, everywhere, 2) %>%
      set_align(everywhere, 2, 'right')   %>%
      set_right_padding(10)               %>%
      set_left_padding(10)                %>%
      set_width(0.35)                     %>%
      set_number_format(2)
Employee Salary
John Smith 50000.00
Jane Doe 50000.00
David Hugh-Jones 40000.00
mtcars[1:5]                                                                           %>%
      as_huxtable(add_colnames = TRUE, add_rownames = "Model")                        %>%
      set_bold(1, everywhere, TRUE)                                                   %>%
      set_all_borders(1)                                                              %>%
      map_text_color(everywhere, "mpg",      by_colorspace("navy", "red", "yellow"))  %>%
      map_background_color(everywhere, "hp", by_quantiles(0.8, c("white", "yellow"))) %>%
      map_italic(everywhere, "Model",        by_regex("Merc.*" = TRUE))               %>%
      head(12)
Model mpg cyl disp hp drat
Mazda RX4 21   6 160 110 3.9
Mazda RX4 Wag 21   6 160 110 3.9
Datsun 710 22.8 4 108 93 3.85
Hornet 4 Drive 21.4 6 258 110 3.08
Hornet Sportabout 18.7 8 360 175 3.15
Valiant 18.1 6 225 105 2.76
Duster 360 14.3 8 360 245 3.21
Merc 240D 24.4 4 147 62 3.69
Merc 230 22.8 4 141 95 3.92
Merc 280 19.2 6 168 123 3.92
Merc 280C 17.8 6 168 123 3.92
data(diamonds, package = 'ggplot2')

lm1 <- lm(log(price) ~ carat, diamonds)
lm2 <- lm(log(price) ~ depth, diamonds)
lm3 <- lm(log(price) ~ carat + depth, diamonds)

huxreg(lm1, lm2, lm3)
(1) (2) (3)
(Intercept) 6.215 *** 7.749 *** 7.313 ***
(0.003)    (0.188)    (0.074)   
carat 1.970 ***          1.971 ***
(0.004)             (0.004)   
depth          0.001     -0.018 ***
         (0.003)    (0.001)   
N 53940         53940         53940        
R2 0.847     0.000     0.847    
logLik -26728.969     -77321.478     -26617.649    
AIC 53463.939     154648.956     53243.298    
*** p < 0.001; ** p < 0.01; * p < 0.05.
quick_pdf(mtcars)
quick_docx(mtcars)
quick_html(mtcars)
quick_xlsx(mtcars)
# Files are produced in the current working directory.

To learn more, check out the vignette in HTML or PDF format, or the original R Markdown. Or, read the design principles behind huxtable, including a comparison with other R packages to create tables.

News

November 7, 2018: Huxtable 4.3.0 released

This release contains several improvements:

Here's an example of using map_ functions to stripe a table, then pick out extreme values:

data <- matrix(rnorm(25), 5, 5)
as_hux(data) %>%
      set_outer_borders(0.4) %>%
      map_background_color(by_rows("grey95", "white")) %>%
      map_text_color(by_quantiles(c(0.1, 0.9), c("red", "black", "green3")))
-3.26  -2.85   -0.487 -1.13  -0.806
-0.468 0.715  -1.1   1.75  -0.785
0.134 -0.597  -0.153 0.211 -1.39 
0.661 -0.145  -0.357 2.3   1.19 
1.35  0.0116 0.518 1.81  0.563

October 26, 2018: Huxtable 4.2.1 released

This patch release works around a bug with recent pandoc versions, which led to huxtable's TeX commands being escaped in some rmarkdown documents.

To apply the workaround, you will need to add:

md_extensions: +raw_attribute

to your YAML header.

If you still have problems, please report a bug.

October 3, 2018: Huxtable 4.2.0 released

This minor point release adds a few features and bugfixes.

August 1, 2018: Huxtable 4.1.0 released

This minor point release focuses on bugfixes, speed and maintainability.

June 2, 2018: Huxtable 4.0.0 released

This release brings some changes. The most important are:

These are breaking changes, so you can set options to go back to the old behaviour.

One other change is being introduced gradually: add_colnames will be set to TRUE by default in a future release. To future-proof your code, you can enable this behaviour by setting options(huxtable.add_colnames = TRUE).

Other changes include a new theme_plain theme; automatically opening documents created by quick_pdf and friends; and several bugfixes. Please report any bugs in the usual place.

February 23, 2018: Huxtable 3.0.0 released

The major version bump marks a (small) change in the quick_xxx function API: if called without an explicit file argument, these functions will fail when called non-interactively, and will prompt before overwriting files if called interactively. This prevents nasty surprises.

Excel output is now supported using the openxlsx package. Those working in a corporate environment can now create formatted spreadsheets to make the pointy-haired boss happy.

You can now select columns using dplyr-style select helpers like matches() and starts_with() in set_* functions.

Huxtable logo in Excel
Printing the huxtable logo into an Excel spreadsheet

January 3, 2018: Huxtable 2.0.0 released

The major version bump marks a change in how numbers are shown. Numeric formatting via number_format now applies to any number found in a cell, even if there are non-numeric characters. This means that e.g. cells like "2.71 (1.4) **" will have both numbers formatted.

There are also new quick_pdf, quick_html and quick_docx functions, for quick output of data frames or similar objects in different formats.

October 2017: Huxtable 1.0.0 released!

New features include:

On-screen color
Going back to the 80s with on-screen color

Installation

From CRAN:

install.packages('huxtable')

Development version from github:

library(devtools)
install_github('hughjonesd/huxtable')

The name

Huxtable could stand for "Happy User Xtable", or if you prefer, "Hyped Up Xtable", or for Germans maybe "Html Und teX Table".

Trivia

The logo above was randomly generated by huxtable, using hux_logo(). The web page background is Piet Mondrian's Composition A.