Re: [R] translating output ( latex()....)

From: Anne <>
Date: Tue 23 Aug 2005 - 18:02:38 EST

Hi and thanks for the answers!

Prof Ripley, I totally agree with you about the problem of the length of the labels in French and would be very happy to do all my work in English (however consider that probably Chinese/Japanese labels could be still more efficient with one character having all the info...). I'm already very happy to be able to use R professionnally (it was not an easy solution to impose); the problem is that I need some output for official (State) purposes and have to do it in the official languages of Switzerland.

Up to now I never used CVS (bad habit of working and developping alone) but am quite willing to learn. I would like ultmately to enhance the print. and latex. methods for the summary.formula family of Hmisc for French and perhaps German and Italian too as I do have to produce official output in these languages.


2005/8/22, Frank E Harrell Jr <>:
> Anne wrote:
> > Dear R-helpers
> >
> > I need to produce statistical output where the annotations are in
> > French (and from time to time in German). I produce plots/tables using
> > extensively the latex() , summary.formula() ...functions of Hmisc
> > which allows me for nice print-out. Up to now I "corrected" manually
> > my latex code , replacing such headings as "missing" by "valeur
> > manquante" etc. Is there a (simple) way of updating the R functions
> > with the translated output? (I would of course gladly make it
> > available to the list)
> >
> > I know my question will sound like an heresy to the vast majority of
> > statisticians and I agree it is a waste of statistician time to do
> > translations, but it is due to work related constraints (and I fear
> > the "anti-americanisme primaire" encountered in some european
> > countries)
> >
> Anne,
> If you were to use a general way to detect the language (using the new
> facilities that Brian Ripley mentioned) and wanted to use that to
> enhance print. and latex. methods for the summary.formula family of
> functions, and know or can learn how to use CVS, we will consider giving
> you access to the Hmisc CVS repository to make the enhancements you want.
> Frank
> --
> Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chair School of Medicine
> Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University


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