flextable R package

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The flextable package provides a framework for easily create tables for reporting and publications. Tables can be easily formatted with a set of verbs such as bold(), color(), they can receive a header of more than one line, cells can be merged or contain an image. The package make it possible to build any table for publication from a data.frame and provides sugar function as_flextable() to convert several R objects to a flextable, such as an object return from table() or a model.

  font.family = "Arial", font.size = 10, 
  border.color = "gray")

flextable(head(cars)) %>% 
  bold(part = "header") %>% 
  add_footer_lines("The 'cars' dataset")

ggplot2::diamonds |> 
  with(table(cut, color)) |> 

Tables can be embedded within HTML, PDF, Word and PowerPoint documents from R Markdown documents and within RTF or Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents with package officer. Tables can also be rendered as R plots or graphic files (png).

flextable formats

flextable(mtcars) %>% 
  theme_vanilla() %>% 
  save_as_docx(path = "mytable.docx")

A flextable object is a data.frame representation. An API is available to let R users create tables for reporting and control their formatting properties and their layout. The package provides functions that give control over:

The package also offers a set of high-level functions that allow tabular reporting of statistical models and the creation of complex cross tabulations.



You can get the development version from GitHub:



Getting help / questions

If you have questions about how to use the package, visit Stackoverflow and use tags flextable and r Stackoverflow link. You can also use https://github.com/davidgohel/flextable/discussions to start a discussion.

Bug reports

When you file a bug report, please spend some time making it easy for us to reproduce. If you take the time to make the bug report consistent, it will be easier to fix.