[R] latex{Hmisc} cannot find xdvi on MAC OS X

From: Kevin E. Thorpe <kevin.thorpe_at_utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:22:38 -0500


I am posting this on behalf of a student in my class. I have been introducing them to R.

I suspect that the problem I need help with is not so much an R issue, but a MAC config issue, but I don't have enough MAC experience to know what to do.

Anyway, on to the problem. We are using Frank Harrell's Hmisc and Design packages. This student also wishes to use the latex formatting facilities provided in those packages so she has installed LaTeX.

When she does something like latex(describe(dataframe)), the latex file is produced, the dvi file is successfully written but then the error "sh: line 1: xdvi: command not found" appears.

I started a terminal and a "which xdvi" returned the path where it found xdvi. So, it appears that xdvi is in the PATH. My apologies, I forgot to get her sessionInfo() but I think she is running R 2.6.?

Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe_at_utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.864.5776  Fax: 416.864.6057

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