Re: [R] Authoring a book

From: Tom Backer Johnsen <backer_at_psych.uib.no>
Date: Fri 25 Aug 2006 - 05:10:57 EST

Stefan Grosse wrote:
> I think Peter Dalgaard is right.
>
> Since you are able to use R I believe you will be very fast in learning
> LaTeX.
>
> I think it needs less then a week to learn the most common LaTeX
> commands. And setting up a wiki and trying then to convert this into a
> printable document format plus learning the wiki syntax is probably more
> time consuming. Beside this R is able to work perfectly together with
> LaTeX, it creates LaTeX output and is doing excellent graphics in the
> EPS/PS format.
>
> The best introduction for LaTeX is the not so short introduction:
> http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/lshort/lshort.pdf

It really was a "not too short" intro. I'll have a look at it.
>
> If you still are not convinced have a look at UniWakkaWiki:
> http://uniwakka.sourceforge.net/HomePage
>
> It is a Wiki for Science and University purposes and claims to be able
> to export to Openoffice as well as to LaTeX.

Looks interesting and I really like the concept, but how stable is it?   It looks rather fresh from the web page, but I may be wrong. A bibliography function is really a big advantage, so ... perhaps.

Tom



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