Feature Request from Doug Martin and Tom Philips

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at lyx.org
Wed Jan 13 17:24:48 UTC 2021

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 12:19:38PM -0500, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> On 1/13/21 11:57 AM, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> > 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.
> Can you write it in Python? Then it could function like other import
> scripts.

I could probably figure it out. But right now I don't have time. If Tom and Doug would find the command useful in a few months, I can work on it then.

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