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

From: Peter Ruckdeschel <peter.ruckdeschel_at_web.de>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:56:31 +0100

Dear Prof Ripley

thanks (once again) for your alert

[snip]

> 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.

[snip]

A priliminary check gave that we had some instances of markup by \code{<some code>} within \section{<some title>}. We have changed this for '<some code>' now, but still are checking whether there are additional things we have not seen so far.

Not an extremely urgent [xmas] wish:

Given that TeX is not the only renderer of Rd, and markup in titles would be handy sometimes --- if I recall correctly, in LaTeX there is Heiko Oberdiek's package 'hypbmsec' to resolve such markup problems within titles; so if Rd-\section command could take this up, we could still have markup in section titles;

Otoh, given that we were the only ones having fatal problems with markup, this is probably not so important...

Anyway, thanks for stirring us up.
Peter (maintainer of 'distrMod')



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