Re: [Rd] Sweave/ESS-like tools for HTML

From: Douglas Bates <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 09:35:14 -0500

On 10/18/07, Ben Bolker <> wrote:

> Tom Short-2 wrote:

> > See this link for more on creating/converting to HTML:

> >

> > For using ESS with mixed HTML/R files, see this:

> >

> A couple of other bits of information:
> (1) I started writing a LaTeX-to-Rwiki translator,
> anyone who wants to try it should contact me.
> (It sounds, though, as though the wiki that Doug
> Bates is going to use accepts HTML rather than
> the Rwiki format?

> (2) I have trouble getting through to Ian Hutchinson's
> web site to get tth. If you do get there, check out
> ttm (TeX-to-MathML) as well.

I found the links that Tom sent to be very helpful and did install both the tth and tex4ht Debian packages.

Both approaches are interesting but there are some inherent limitations to HTML and the course management system that are difficult to overcome. I haven't found a way to include an expression like $\bar{x}$ without resorting to images and the course management system goes to great lengths to hide the file hierarchy so including an image in part of the wiki is difficult.

Perhaps it is better if I create stand-alone PDF documents but then linking becomes difficult.

> The SGML approach does seem like the wave of
> the future, but in the meanwhile TeX/tth works well
> for me.
> Ben Bolker
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