From: Erik Iverson <iverson_at_biostat.wisc.edu>

Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 10:25:30 -0500

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Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 10:25:30 -0500

Are you running R from the shell, or R.app?

Christoph Heibl wrote:

> Dear list,

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**> I want to run latex from an R script:
**>
**> system("latex mysource.tex")
**>
**> or:
**>
**> texi2dvi("mysource.tex", pdf = TRUE, clean = FALSE, quiet =
**> TRUE, texi2dvi = latex)
**>
**> but latex does not seem to be on the search path:
**>
**> /bin/sh: line 1: latex: command not found.
**>
**> Although 'printenv PATH' tells me that the usr/texbin is looked for
**> executables:
**>
**> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/bin:/sw/bin:/sw/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/texbin:/usr/X11R6/bin
**>
**>
**> Or am I wrong here?
**>
**> In any case this is strange because if I call latex from the Terminal
**> shell it runs without problems. On the other hand texi2dvi from the
**> tools package also does not work (for the same reason?)
**>
**> I use R version 2.6.2 on Intel Mac OS X 10.4.11
**>
**> Why is there a difference between the way the call to latex behaves
**> directly in the shell or via the R system () command?
**>
**> Thanks in advance for any advice!
**> Christoph
**>
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