Re: [Rd] Recent TeX changes and R/package manuals

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:16:44 +0000 (GMT)

I've managed to find a workaround for point (ii) in the Rd processing, so that will make 2.10.1. (In all cases the primary cause was an alias containing |, although in some cases that cascaded to a different LaTeX error.)

On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> As some of you will be aware, TeXLive 2009 was released last month having
> blocked updates on earlier versions since May. This has lead to a flood of
> updates of LaTeX packages, as a result of which the PDF manuals of R 2.10.0
> and earlier will no longer build, for two separate reasons.
>
> For MiKTeX users: at least version 2.8 (the current one) has the same updates
> (a week or so later) and has the same issues.
>
> After some workarounds, 2.10.1 RC and R-devel do build their manuals for me
> on TL2009 on Linux, MacTeX 2009 (a TL2009 derivative) on Mac OS X and current
> MiKTeX 2.8 on Windows.
>
> As far as I can tell, the following CRAN package manuals have been affected:
>
> distrMod, RCurl, RGtk2, SparseM, VIM, bit, ggplot2, operators,
> relations, spam, tensorA
>
> (and only distrMod fatally).
>
> Given the current pace of change (ca 100 updates/week on 'only' 2000 TL
> packages), more things may pop out of the woodwork.
>
> For the curious and cognescenti:
>
> (i) hyperref is having problems with markup in \section titles, which
> 'methods' and 'distrMod' had. I've added a warning to the R-exts manual.
>
>

> (ii) there have been intermittent problems with (LaTeX) special characters in
> indices. But (hyperref 6.79d)
>
> Full support of makeindex˘s encap feature (e.g.
> \index{alpha|textbf}). \hyperpage and the formatting command are
> cascaded via \hyperindexformat. Internally \index{alpha|textbf} is
> transferred to \index{alpha|hyperindexformat{\textbf}}.
> \hyperindexformat calls the formatting command in its first argument
> with the page range as argument that is put into \hyperpage. The
> formatting command may call \hyperpage itself, it will be disabled
> automatically to prevent nested \hyperpage commands.
>
> has broken '|' as an index item ('||' was already broken) so I added some
> special-casing (this does look like a bug in hyperref). Also some uses of
> '%' (ggplot2, operators, relations).
>
>
> (iii) some LaTeX style files are no longer in TL2009. e.g. floatflt.sty (used
> by packages EffectiveDose, gWidgets, gWidgetsWWW, monoProc, pmg).
>
> --
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595


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