Function to generate a PDF with four panels per page, showing some basic item characteristics.
itemInspection(dat, items, docTitle = "Scale inspection", docAuthor = "Author", pdfLaTexPath, rnwPath, filename="itemInspection", convertFactors = TRUE, digits=4)
- Dataframe containing the items of the relevant scale
- Either a character vector with the itemnames, or, if the items are organised in scales, a list of character vectors with the items in each scale.
- Title to use when generating the PDF.
- Author(s) to include when generating the PDF.
The path to PdfLaTex. This file is part of a LaTeX installation that creates a pdf out of a .tex file.
In Windows, you can download (portable) MikTex from http://miktex.org/portable. You then decide yourself where to install MikTex; pdflatex will end up in a subfolder 'miktex\bin', so if you installed MikTex in, for example, 'C:\Program Files\MikTex', the total path becomes 'C:\Program Files\MikTex\miktex\bin'. Note that R uses slashes instead of backslashes to separate folders, so in this example, pdfLaTexPath should be 'C:/Program Files/MikTex/miktex/bin'
In MacOS, you can install MacTex from http://tug.org/mactex/ By default, pdflatex ends up in folder '/user/texbin', which is what pdfLaTexPath should be in that default case.
In Ubuntu, you can install TexLive base by using your package manager to install texlive-latex-base, or using the terminal: 'sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base' In ubuntu, by default pdflatex ends un in folder '/usr/bin', which is what pdfLaTexPath should be in that default case.
- The path where the temporary files and the resulting PDF should be stored.
- The filename to use to save the pdf.
- Whether to convert factors to numeric vectors for the analysis.
- The number of digits to use in the tables.
- This function returns nothing; it just generates a PDF.
## Not run: # itemInspection(mtcars, items=c('disp', 'hp', 'drat'), pdfLaTexPath="valid/path/here"); # ## End(Not run)