Re: [Rd] TCITex and R

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Wed 24 Aug 2005 - 19:54:36 GMT


Dear Mark,

I use Scientific Word as a Latex front end. I've also installed fptex and use that to build R packages. The two have coexisted on my computers for several years without problems.

I hope this helps,
 John



John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4
905-525-9140x23604
http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox

> -----Original Message-----
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> Mark.Bravington@csiro.au
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 12:23 AM
> To: r-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [Rd] TCITex and R
>
> Several times my packages have fallen foul of the latex check
> at the uploading-to-CRAN stage, creating extra work for Kurt
> Hornik. I've never bothered trying to get latex working on my
> own packages (happy with vanilla help) but am told that
> "latex is the closest thing to a syntax checker for Rd files"
> and that I should set it up. Now, there is already a latex on
> my (Windows XP) system thanks to the program Scientific Word,
> which comes with TCITex. However, RCMD etc don't recognize
> this latex at the moment. Does anyone have any advice on what
> might be needed to make RCMD use SciWord's installation of
> TCITex-- paths, environment variables, etc etc?
>
> Various R docs recommend fptex or MikTex implementations of
> latex, but I'm a bit reluctant to put these on, primarily in
> case doing so somehow stuffs up the workings of Scientific
> Word in a way that I don't know enough to fix. In case it's
> not obvious already, I should add that I am blissfully
> ignorant about how latex works-- that's one of my reasons for
> using Scientific Word.
>
> Thanks for any advice
>
> Mark
>
> Mark Bravington
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