This article describes how to add a custom code R Output to your project. These outputs use custom R code to create virtually anything, and is typically used to show a reformatted table, specialized chart, data set, dynamic text, or stylized number. An R Output can also be referred to by other R Outputs and R Variables.
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1. Right click on the Report tree where you'd like to insert your R Output and select Add R Output.
2. Enter your R code in the object inspector under Properties > R CODE.
3. Click the Calculate button if code is not automatically ran.
4. OPTIONAL customizations:
- If you don't wish for your Calculation to automatically re-calculate when the data updates, uncheck Automatic.
- Revise the name of the output under GENERAL > Name in the object inspector on the right. This will be the name that is shown in the Report tree and may include spaces and other special characters.
- Revise the Reference name. This will be used to reference this output in other R outputs and variables. It must not contain spaces and usually is updated based on the final variable name returned by the output.
- You can adjust the display options under OUTPUT:
- Show as lets you choose between text and table (when appropriate).
- Include R code lets you display the R code with the result.
- Show raw R output prints the R terminal displayr from running your code. This will show additional R messages and logs in line with the code that generates them. This is very useful when troubleshooting code, and can be used for returning the results of intermediate objects.
- You can adjust the appearance of the output under APPEARANCE such as Font and Colors.
- You can adjust the size of the output under the LAYOUT section.
- From the toolbar at the top, you can adjust the decimal places and number format with the same icons as you'd use for built-in tables.
When outputting respondent-level data that matches the number of records in your data set, you can additionally apply a filter via Inputs > FILTERS & WEIGHT > Filter(s). Note, this will only work if you use
QFilter in your R code to filter your rows. Otherwise you will get the following warning:
If you reference other tables that are already aggregated (such as SUMMARY or crosstabs) or a Standard R output such as a visualization or analysis, applying a filter to the R Output will not work because it only uses the final numbers from the table/visualization and does not access the raw data. You will instead need to apply them to your source tables so your data can be filtered before aggregation.
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