Feature Request from Doug Martin and Tom Philips

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at lyx.org
Mon Jan 18 19:27:15 UTC 2021


On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 11:03:49AM -0800, Doug Martin wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 10:41 AM Scott Kostyshak <skostysh at lyx.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 07:25:42PM +0100, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes wrote:
> > > Le 14/01/2021 à 05:34, Doug Martin a écrit :
> > > > JMarc and all,
> > > >
> > > > Tom and I use knitr extensively for R code chunks, and we mostly use
> > > > kable with kableExtra to make tables.
> > > > The input to kable are R data frames, or data.tables, which are the
> > > > result of model fitting and related calculations.
> > > > But we like to put mathematical expressions in selected cells of
> > tables,
> > > > which is so easy with LYX tables, and we currently
> > > > have to make the data entry into LYX by hand from data tables and
> > > > data.tables in order to make use of that feature.
> > > > So it would be great if we could import R data tables and data.tables
> > > > into LYX tables, rather than using the kable/kableExtra
> > > > solution for our tables  (maybe I didn't make that clear in my earlier
> > > > email).  Then we would probably would drop use of
> > > > kable/kableExtra.
> > >
> > > So you want to import as .tex the result of R processing. This can be
> > done
> > > via "Paste from LaTeX". What would be missing for your intended usage?
> >
> > From what I understand, they would like to import a .Rds file without
> > having to manually convert it to LaTeX.
> >
> 
> Scott,
> 
> Definitely correct on the "without" part.  But we want to directly import
> an R object
> of class data.frame or data.table into an LYX table.
> 
> If we have to export such an object first, we would typically export it to
> an .Rda object.
> But it would be far more convenient to not have to do that.

Thanks for the clarification, Doug. It might help us to have a complete,
simple, example to play with. Can you give us the .lyx file and R
code/file? To make things perfectly clear to us, it might help to give
us a "before" version of the .lyx file and an "after" version of the
.lyx file. To create the "after" version you would have to do the steps
manually, but by seeing it we could make sure we understand what you
want to automate and what you expect the result to be.

Thanks for your patience,

Scott
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