Re: [R] Tranferring R results to word prosessors

From: Ramon Diaz-Uriarte <rdiaz_at_cnio.es>
Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 - 20:33:58 EST

I started using LyX; it is very straightforward. Then, I started exporting to LaTeX and playing around with the LaTeX file (I found it faster than using LyX, and could take my file anywhere they had something that could manipulate text ---emacs, vim, nedit, whatever).

Googling you'll find _many_ LaTeX tutorials. Which one is best probably depends a lot on your preferences and learning style.

As for books, I find "Guide to LaTeX" by Kopka & Daly (I think now in its fourth edition) far easier to use (to learn and for reference) than the series of LaTeX books by Goossens et al. and Lamport. (And I only need to haul around a single book, not 2 to 5). But then, again, this is surely a matter of personal taste.

HTH, R.

On Thursday 09 February 2006 20:08, Patrick Burns wrote:
> One approach is to use LyX (http://www.lyx.org/).
> This is a lot like using Word or other word processors
> but it creates LaTeX. You probably won't need to
> know anything about TeX for a long time unless you
> are doing really weird things.
>
> Patrick Burns
> patrick@burns-stat.com
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>
> roger bos wrote:
> >Yeah, but I don't understand LaTeX at all. Can you point me to a good
> >beginners guide?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Roger
> >
> >On 2/9/06, Barry Rowlingson <B.Rowlingson@lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
> >>Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
> >>>I have just started looking at R, and are getting more and more
> >>
> >>irritated
> >>
> >>>at myself for not having done that before.
> >>>
> >>>However, one of the things I have not found in the documentation is some
> >>>way of preparing output from R for convenient formatting into something
> >>>like MS Word.
> >>
> >>Well whatever you do, don't start looking at LaTeX, because that will
> >>get you even more irritated at yourself for not having done it before.
> >>
> >>LaTeX is to Word as R is to what? SPSS?
> >>
> >>I've still not seen a pretty piece of mathematics - or even text - in
> >>Word.
> >>
> >>Barry
> >>
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