dfsummary col.widths

Hi, I am trying to use dfsummary to create a table of responses to some survey data. The content works fine but when trying to view the output (html) the page is very wide meaning it's difficult to view.

I found reference to col.widths but what ever values I chose, the table is the same.

Code below..

tmp2a<-dfSummary(bsurvey1, plain.ascii = FALSE, style="grid", graph.magnif = 1, valid.col = FALSE, tmp.img.dir = "tmp",col.widths = c(1000,1,1,1,1,1),caption="Survey")

view(tmp2a, file = "\\network\Files\Survey\xls\tmp2a.html")

using 3.6.1.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

Andrew

Can you provide a reproducible example?

Hi Williaml, I used the mtcars dataset to show the issue.

Here is the data:

model mpg cyl disp hp drat wt qsec vs am gear carb
Mazda RX4 21 6 160 110 3.9 2.62 16.46 0 1 4 4
Mazda RX4 Wag 21 6 160 110 3.9 2.875 17.02 0 1 4 4
Datsun 710 22.8 4 108 93 3.85 2.32 18.61 1 1 4 1
Hornet 4 Drive 21.4 6 258 110 3.08 3.215 19.44 1 0 3 1
Hornet Sportabout 18.7 8 360 175 3.15 3.44 17.02 0 0 3 2
Valiant 18.1 6 225 105 2.76 3.46 20.22 1 0 3 1
Duster 360 14.3 8 360 245 3.21 3.57 15.84 0 0 3 4
Merc 240D 24.4 4 146.7 62 3.69 3.19 20 1 0 4 2
Merc 230 22.8 4 140.8 95 3.92 3.15 22.9 1 0 4 2
Merc 280 19.2 6 167.6 123 3.92 3.44 18.3 1 0 4 4
Merc 280C 17.8 6 167.6 123 3.92 3.44 18.9 1 0 4 4
Merc 450SE 16.4 8 275.8 180 3.07 4.07 17.4 0 0 3 3
Merc 450SL 17.3 8 275.8 180 3.07 3.73 17.6 0 0 3 3
Merc 450SLC 15.2 8 275.8 180 3.07 3.78 18 0 0 3 3
Cadillac Fleetwood 10.4 8 472 205 2.93 5.25 17.98 0 0 3 4
Lincoln Continental 10.4 8 460 215 3 5.424 17.82 0 0 3 4
Chrysler Imperial 14.7 8 440 230 3.23 5.345 17.42 0 0 3 4
Fiat 128 32.4 4 78.7 66 4.08 2.2 19.47 1 1 4 1
Honda Civic 30.4 4 75.7 52 4.93 1.615 18.52 1 1 4 2
Toyota Corolla 33.9 4 71.1 65 4.22 1.835 19.9 1 1 4 1
Toyota Corona 21.5 4 120.1 97 3.7 2.465 20.01 1 0 3 1
Dodge Challenger 15.5 8 318 150 2.76 3.52 16.87 0 0 3 2
AMC Javelin 15.2 8 304 150 3.15 3.435 17.3 0 0 3 2
Camaro Z28 13.3 8 350 245 3.73 3.84 15.41 0 0 3 4
Pontiac Firebird 19.2 8 400 175 3.08 3.845 17.05 0 0 3 2
Fiat X1-9 27.3 4 79 66 4.08 1.935 18.9 1 1 4 1
Porsche 914-2 26 4 120.3 91 4.43 2.14 16.7 0 1 5 2
Lotus Europa 30.4 4 95.1 113 3.77 1.513 16.9 1 1 5 2
Ford Pantera L 15.8 8 351 264 4.22 3.17 14.5 0 1 5 4
Ferrari Dino 19.7 6 145 175 3.62 2.77 15.5 0 1 5 6
Maserati Bora 15 8 301 335 3.54 3.57 14.6 0 1 5 8
Volvo 142E 21.4 4 121 109 4.11 2.78 18.6 1 1 4 2

My script is below:

library(summarytools)
library("readxl")
library(dplyr)
library(plyr)

setwd("\\test\test files\Development\Sales and Marketing\3. Marketing\13. Team Member Files\Andrew\R_Projects\workdir")

mtcars1 <-read_excel("\\test\test files\Development\Sales and Marketing\3. Marketing\13. Team Member Files\Andrew\R_Projects\workdir\mtcars.xlsx",sheet="Sheet1")

tmp2a<-dfSummary(mtcars1, plain.ascii = FALSE, style="grid", graph.magnif = 1, valid.col = FALSE, tmp.img.dir = "tmp",col.widths = c(2500,4000,3000,1000,5000,2500),caption="MT CARS")

view(tmp2a, file = "\\test.network\test Files\Development\Sales and Marketing\3. Marketing\13. Team Member Files\Andrew\R_Projects\workdir\tmp2a.html")

The output is below

No need to post the data from mtcars as everyone has access to it.

Do you mean that the chunk in the R markdown document is too wide when you output the table? If that is so, you can change the width options.

Otherwise, there are other packages like skimr that give good summaries.

Issue is thar what ever values I put in col.widths has little effect.

Where do I specify width option you mentioned,?

Tx

According to the vignette (section 2.4.1) , you should be able to run it in an Rmarkdown document.

You would use fig.width in the header of the code chunk of the RMarkdown document.

Thanks Williaml for all your help.

Andrew

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