This is a companion package to knitr. Its main purpose is to extend the S3 generic function knit_print() in knitr, which is the default value of the chunk option render, as explained in the vignette knit_print.html.

You can install the stable version from CRAN or the development version from my personal repo:

# CRAN version

# or the dev version
  repos = c('', '')

To enable the printing methods defined in this package, just library(printr) in a code chunk (in the beginning) of your knitr document. Then some objects will be printed differently with what you would have seen in a normal R console. For example:

For more information, please check out the package vignette:

vignette('printr', package = 'printr')

You are welcome to contribute more S3 methods to this package, and you may want to read the existing methods in this package before you get started. In most cases, I guess you will end up rendering either plain text (see knit_print.packageInfo for example) or tables (see knit_print.matrix) in the output.