Re: [R] R vs. Splus in Pharma/Devices Industry

From: Greg Snow <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:42:28 -0600

I am happy to say nice things about odfWeave. Before it was released I was looking at the RTF spec to see if I could write an RTF driver for sweave. But the task was a bit daunting and I doubt that I would have had time for it. So, I was (and still am) exited when odfWeave came out. It is a big time saver for me and I have shown it to several other people as well.

I have looked at ooconvert, but unfortunately the current version is limited to *nix, and I am currently in a MS windows world. I tried getting it to run under cygwin at one point, but did not succeed at the time. Once it is available more generally, I will just set up Makefiles so that I can automatically produce either .doc or .pdf documents from my templates and data.

Thanks for the great package,

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
(801) 408-8111

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kuhn, Max []
> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 3:11 PM
> To: Greg Snow;;
> Subject: RE: [R] R vs. Splus in Pharma/Devices Industry
> Greg,
> Thanks for the kind words about odfWeave.
> > These reports are usually put out as internal webpages for various
> > people in the organization to look at, so we could either go the
> > odfWeave approach and generate pdf files (not as automated
> as I would
> > like)
> I agree that automating the conversion should be easier. My
> wish would be that the OO binary had a flag to convert from
> one format to another.
> On Linux, there is a bash script that uses the open office
> binaries to do the conversion at the command line by Nathan Coulter at
> Also, there is a Java class called jooconvert out there (if memory
> serves) that has similar functionality.
> Max
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