Print Table in R (2 Examples)


This article explains how to show a table in the R programming language.

Table of contents:

If you want to learn more about these topics, keep reading:


Creation of Example Data

We use the following data as basement for this R tutorial:

x <- c(1:5, 1:3, 2)        # Create example vector
x                          # Print example vector
# [1] 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 2

The previous output of the RStudio console shows that our example data is a numeric vector object.


Example 1: Print Table to RStudio Console Using table() Function

Example 1 demonstrates how to display a frequency table of our example data in the RStudio console.

First, we can create a frequency table of our data using the table() function:

my_tab <- table(x)         # Apply table function

After running the previous R code, a new data object called my_tab has been created.

In the next step, we can simply execute the name of this table object to print the table to the RStudio console:

my_tab                     # Print table to RStudio console
# x
# 1 2 3 4 5 
# 2 3 2 1 1

The previous output illustrates the RStudio console output that gets returned after executing the previous R syntax.


Example 2: Show Table in New RStudio Window Using View() Function

In this example, I’ll explain how to show a table in a new RStudio window tab using the View function.

To achieve this, we have to apply the View function to the table object my_tab that we have constructed in Example 1:

View(my_tab)               # Apply View function


table in View window


Table 1 shows a screenshot of the new window that has been opened after running the previous R code.


Video & Further Resources

In case you need further info on the R syntax of this article, you may have a look at the following video tutorial on my YouTube channel. I’m demonstrating the R programming code of this tutorial in the video.



In addition, you may want to read the other RStudio tutorials on my website:


Summary: In this R programming post you have learned how to print and view a frequency table. In case you have further questions, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments section below.


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