Feature Request from Doug Martin and Tom Philips

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at lyx.org
Wed Jan 13 16:57:09 UTC 2021

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 10:50:49AM +0100, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes wrote:
> Le 13/01/2021 à 00:04, Doug Martin a écrit :
> > Tom and I are using various R packages for the book Portfolio
> > Construction and Risk Management that we are writing
> > using LYX.  A LYX feature that would help us in that effort a lot would
> > be the ability to import R data framesm and data.table
> > objects created using the excellent data.table package. Given the
> > thousands of R packages, and the popularity of the
> > data.table package, we guess that this import feature for LYX would
> > benefit a lot of people who use both R and LYX.
> Hi Doug,
> Did you consider using knitr or Sweave? They allow to insert raw R code in
> your document. I use that a lot and it is great.

I also find knitr to be very helpful with tables.

By the way, if you happen to be on Linux, I can write a simple command for you that does the conversion from a data.table to a .lyx file that has a table. I know you're proposing a feature that will benefit all LyX users, but I offer this nonetheless.

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