Re: [R] Hmisc latex() does not want to work

From: Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell_at_vanderbilt.edu>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 15:21:56 -0600

John Kane wrote:
> Thank Frank,
>
> I simply seem to have misread part of the first
> example
> --------------------------------------------------
> x <- matrix(1:6, nrow=2,
> dimnames=list(c('a','b'),c('c','d','enLine 2')))
> ## Not run:
> latex(x) # creates x.tex in working directory
> w <- latex(x, file='/tmp/my.tex')
> ---------------------------------------------
> latex(x) gave an error
> latex(x, file="") works fine.

Right, and if you install the latex and previewer executables, latex(x) will no longer give an error.

Frank

>
>
> --- Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell@vanderbilt.edu>
> wrote:
>

>> John Kane wrote:
>>> Works just fine, thanks.   I'll blame the help as
>>> being very slightly ambiguous.  
>>  From the help file:
>>
>> \section{Side Effects}{
>> creates various system files and runs various
>> Linux/UNIX system
>> commands which are assumed to be in the system path.
>> }
>>
>> \details{
>>    If running under Windows and using MikTeX,
>> \code{latex} and \code{yap}
>>    must be in your system path, and \code{yap} is
>> used to browse
>>    \code{.dvi} files created by \code{latex}.  You
>> should install the
>>    \code{geometry} and \code{ctable} styles in
>> MikTeX to make optimum use
>>    of \code{latex()}.
>>
>> Frank
>>
>>
>>> Of course another 2-3 minutes experimenting and I
>>> should have gotten it. 
>>>
>>> --- Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Try specifying the file= argument:
>>>>
>>>> latex(rr, file = "")
>>>>
>>>> On Jan 13, 2008 1:05 PM, John Kane
>>>> <jrkrideau_at_yahoo.ca> wrote:
>>>>> I seem to have a problem getting latex (Hmisc)
>> to
>>>>> work.
>>>>> Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> library(Hmisc)
>>>>> aa <- data.frame(aa=1:10, bb=rnorm(10, 5, 2),
>>>>> cc=rnorm(10, 20, 4))
>>>>> rr <- lm(cc~aa+bb, data=aa); rr
>>>>> latex(rr)
>>>>>
>>>>>> latex(rr)
>>>>> 'latex' is not recognized as an internal or
>>>> external
>>>>> command,
>>>>> operable program or batch file.
>>>>> Warning messages:
>>>>> 1: In cbind(cx, cxk) :
>>>>>  number of rows of result is not a multiple of
>>>> vector
>>>>> length (arg 2)
>>>>> 2: In cbind(cx, cxk) :
>>>>>  number of rows of result is not a multiple of
>>>> vector
>>>>> length (arg 2)
>>>>> 3: In cbind(cx, cxk) :
>>>>>  number of rows of result is not a multiple of
>>>> vector
>>>>> length (arg 2)
>>>>> 4: In cbind(cx, cxk) :
>>>>>  number of rows of result is not a multiple of
>>>> vector
>>>>> length (arg 2)
>>>>> 5: In is.na(xj) :
>>>>>  is.na() applied to non-(list or vector) of type
>>>>> 'language'
>>>>> 6: In is.na(xj) :
>>>>>  is.na() applied to non-(list or vector) of type
>>>>> 'language'
>>>>> 7: In cbind(cx, cxk) :
>>>>>  number of rows of result is not a multiple of
>>>> vector
>>>>> length (arg 2)
>>>>> 8: In cbind(cx, cxk) :
>>>>>  number of rows of result is not a multiple of
>>>> vector
>>>>> length (arg 2)
>>>>> 9: In cbind(cx, cxk) :
>>>>>  number of rows of result is not a multiple of
>>>> vector
>>>>> length (arg 2)
>>>>> 10: In shell(cmd, wait = TRUE, intern = output)
>> :
>>>>>  'cmd' execution failed with error code 1
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> sessionInfo()
>>>>> R version 2.6.1 (2007-11-26)
>>>>> i386-pc-mingw32
>>>>>
>>>>> locale:
>>>>>

> LC_COLLATE=English_Canada.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_Canada.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_Canada.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_Canada.1252
>>>>> attached base packages:
>>>>> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils    
>>>> datasets
>>>>> methods   base
>>>>>
>>>>> other attached packages:
>>>>> [1] gdata_2.3.1 Hmisc_3.4-3
>>>>>
>>>>> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>>>>> [1] cluster_1.11.9 grid_2.6.1     gtools_2.4.0
>>>>> lattice_0.17-2
>>>>>
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>>>>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained,
>>>> reproducible code.

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Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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