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The tv package lively displays data frames during data analysis. It modifies the print method of data frames, tibbles or data tables to also appear in a browser or in the view pane of RStudio.


Turn on the TV and watch for data frames in your R session:


TV is turned off:

  1. if the last TV browser tab is closed
  2. if turned off from the settings menu
  3. by entering tv::off() in the R session
  4. if tempdir() is deleted.

Turning off will restore the print method of data frames.




  • TV complements the R console output, it does not substitute. R console output will not be modified by TV.

  • Large or other borderline cases should not delay the workflow. The number of rows or columns shown on TV will be limited accordingly. This should work: