Re: [Rd] \middle in Rd.sty conflicts with newer LaTeX?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 02 Jul 2004 - 01:22:53 EST


The conflict is with e-tex. Please use latex, not e-latex.

This comes up on MikTeX (Windows) too. We'll try to work around this for the next release.

On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Na Li wrote:

>
> Rd.sty defines
>
> \newlength{\middle}
>
> which seems to be in conflict with the my latex installation.
>
> Here is a minimal example:
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \newlength{\middle}
> \begin{document}
> \end{document}
>
> It runs fine on a Linux box:
>
> carp:136% latex test.tex
> This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1)
> (test.tex
> LaTeX2e <2000/06/01>
> Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german, ngerman, i
> talian, nohyphenation, loaded.
> (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/article.cls
> Document Class: article 2000/05/19 v1.4b Standard LaTeX document class
> (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/size10.clo))
> No file test.aux.
> (test.aux) )
> No pages of output.
> Transcript written on test.log.
>
> but fails on a Mac with the TeX installed using GW's i-installer:
>
> bass$ latex test.tex
> This is e-TeXk, Version 3.141592-2.1 (Web2C 7.5.2)
> \write18 enabled.
> %&-line parsing enabled.
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/web2c/cp8bit.tcx)
> entering extended mode
> (./test.tex
> LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>
> Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for american, nohyphenation, loaded.
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/base/article.cls
> Document Class: article 2001/04/21 v1.4e Standard LaTeX document class
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/base/size10.clo))
>
> ! LaTeX Error: Command \middle already defined.
> Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual.
>
> I couldn't find where \middle is defined. Has anyone else experienced
> the same problem?
>
> Michael
>
>

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