Re: [R] Authoring a book

From: Ramon Diaz-Uriarte <>
Date: Fri 25 Aug 2006 - 18:38:05 EST

Dear Tom,

To add a few things to explore:

These three are probably among the most mature ones (though oppinions will vary, of course; I have some notes and links at:

What I like about any of these is that I think they provide you essentially all SVN can provide (except for the user-base and years of existence of SVN) plus a lot more. For instance, if you often work without access to the remote repository, with any of these three systems you can enjoy all the benifits of version control. Cherry-picking is easier with any of these than with CVS/SVN, and Darcs in particular excels at it.

Hope this helps (or at least provides entertaining links :-).


On Thursday 24 August 2006 21:10, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
> 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:
> >
> 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:
> >
> >
> > 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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