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skimr has custom print methods for all supported objects. Default printing methods for knitr/ rmarkdown documents is also provided.


# S3 method for skim_df
  include_summary = TRUE,
  n = Inf,
  width = Inf,
  summary_rule_width = getOption("skimr_summary_rule_width", default = 40),

# S3 method for skim_list
print(x, n = Inf, width = Inf, ...)

# S3 method for summary_skim_df
print(x, .summary_rule_width = 40, ...)



Object to format or print.


Whether a summary of the data frame should be printed


Number of rows to show. If NULL, the default, will print all rows if less than the print_max option. Otherwise, will print as many rows as specified by the print_min option.


Width of text output to generate. This defaults to NULL, which means use the width option.


Width of Data Summary cli rule, defaults to 40.


Passed on to tbl_format_setup().


the width for the main rule above the summary.

Methods (by class)

  • print(skim_df): Print a skimmed data frame (skim_df from skim()).

  • print(skim_list): Print a skim_list, a list of skim_df objects.

  • print(summary_skim_df): Print method for a summary_skim_df object.

Printing options

For better or for worse, skimr often produces more output than can fit in the standard R console. Fortunately, most modern environments like RStudio and Jupyter support more than 80 character outputs. Call options(width = 90) to get a better experience with skimr.

The print methods in skimr wrap those in the tibble package. You can control printing behavior using the same global options.

Behavior in dplyr pipelines

Printing a skim_df requires specific columns that might be dropped when using dplyr::select() or dplyr::summarize() on a skim_df. In those cases, this method falls back to tibble::print.tbl().

Options for controlling print behavior

You can control the width rule line for the printed subtables with an option: skimr_table_header_width.

See also

tibble::trunc_mat() For a list of global options for customizing print formatting. crayon::has_color() for the variety of issues that affect tibble's color support.