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There are two basic ways of creating tables in Displayr. A table can be created using an R Output or by dragging and dropping onto a Page from the Data Tree.

Creating tables

Summary tables

When a Variable Set is dragged from the Data Tree a SUMMARY Table is created. Summary tables can contain multiple statistics, such as both percentages and counts, and that they can also be one or two-dimensional in terms of the data that they represent (this is determined by the Variable Set Structure, as described below).


A crosstab is created when a second Variable Set is dragged onto a Summary Table.

R Output tables

Tables can also be created using R code (see R Output). Note that this type of table is ultimately an R Output and is qualitatively different to summary tables and crosstabs (e.g., you can sort this type of table by clicking on the column headings).

Manipulating tables and controlling their appearance

Summary tables and crosstabs

The appearance of a table is governed by:

R Output tables

The appearance of a table created by an R Output is governed by the:

  • R code.
  • Selections on the Appearance tab of the Ribbon.