This function helps with multi-column output of ANSI styles strings. It works well together with boxx(), see the example below.

ansi_columns(
  text,
  width = console_width(),
  sep = " ",
  fill = c("rows", "cols"),
  max_cols = 4,
  align = c("left", "center", "right"),
  type = "width",
  ellipsis = symbol$ellipsis
)

Arguments

text

Character vector to format. Each element will formatted as a cell of a table.

width

Width of the screen.

sep

Separator between the columns. It may have ANSI styles.

fill

Whether to fill the columns row-wise or column-wise.

max_cols

Maximum number of columns to use. Will not use more, even if there is space for it.

align

Alignment within the columns.

type

Passed to ansi_nchar() and ansi_align(). Most probably you want the default, "width".

ellipsis

The string to append to truncated strings. Supply an empty string if you don't want a marker.

Value

ANSI string vector.

Details

If a string does not fit into the specified width, it will be truncated using ansi_strtrim().

fmt <- ansi_columns(
  paste(col_red("foo"), 1:10),
  width = 50,
  fill = "rows",
  max_cols=10,
  align = "center",
  sep = "   "
)
boxx(fmt, padding = c(0,1,0,1), header = col_cyan("Columns"))

See also