Re: [R] Running LaTeX dvi previewer on MacOS X

From: Don MacQueen <>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:00:49 -0800

The generic way to open an arbitrary file with an arbitrary application in OS X at the command line in a shell window is

    open -a application_name file_name

quoted if there are embedded spaces. One doesn't generally have to give the full path to the application.

Digging into help.start() might give you some pointers.


At 10:24 AM -0600 2/29/08, Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
>Several people have given great advice on how to successfully use X11 on
>Mac to so we can use the dvi previewer to view latex() output from
>Hmisc. Now after a version upgrade of X11 and X11sdk we are getting
>lots of crashes. I noticed a Mac dvi previewer with an executable
>stored as /Applications/TeX/
>Can we bypass X11 problems and point Hmisc to this executable for dvi
>Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chair School of Medicine
> Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University
> mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide
>and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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