[Rd] Rtools questions

From: Spencer Graves <spencer.graves_at_prodsyse.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:20:52 -0700


Hello:

  1. How can I tell when the development version of Rtools has changed? For the past few years, I've installed the development version of R tools with each new release of R. I encountered problems with this a few days ago, so I rolled back to Rtools212.exe. Unfortunately, I seem to have more problems with that version. My latest install was under Windows 7 Home Edition. My previous problems were on Vista, but I also have access to Fedora 13 Linux.
  2. "R CMD check" ends with the following:
    • checking examples ... OK
    • checking PDF version of manual ... WARNING LaTeX errors when creating PDF version. This typically indicates Rd problems.
    • checking PDF version of manual without hyperrefs or index ... ERROR Re-running with no redirection of stdout/stderr. Hmm ... looks like a package Error in texi2dvi("Rd2.tex", pdf = (out_ext == "pdf"), quiet = FALSE, : unable to run 'pdflatex' on 'Rd2.tex' Error in running tools::texi2dvi You may want to clean up by 'rm -rf C:/Users/sgraves/AppData/Local/Temp/Rtmpr6z3 r6/Rd2pdf55b96c9a'

       This is using Rtools213, downloaded April 4 from "www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools" with R installed as follows:

 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.12.2 (2011-02-25)
Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

locale:
[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
[2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C
[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

       Thanks,
       Spencer

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