[ESS] Printing *R* help pages within Emacs using doc-view

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Jul 28 09:27:21 CEST 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> On 07/26/2012 02:31 PM, Steven McKinney wrote:
>> Error in texi2dvi(file = file, pdf = TRUE, clean = clean, quiet = quiet,
>> :
>>    Running 'texi2dvi' on './tex5f21583de5a3.tex' failed.
>> so I seem also to have an R / tex issue.
>> Steven McKinney
> Very strange.  The file ends in .tex which suggests TeX or LaTeX.
> But then texi2dvi is run which suggests makeinfo/texinfo.  Make
> sure you have both TeX Live and a complete makeinfo installed.

Well, strange or not.  This is how things are set up in R.  R's
texi2dvi() / texi2pdf() functions (in package 'tools')
are set to also work with (la)tex  *.tex files.

So Steven is right: He has to solve the R problem (configuration such
that texi2pdf() works)


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