[Rd] R, fptex, MikTex

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Dec 20 19:13:33 CET 2004

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> According to the following Windows package building info:
>    http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/
> fptex is easier to install with the R package building tools than
> MikTex.  I have been using MikTex but was thinking of switching
> over to fptex to simplify my setup.  
> My concern is that I have other latex files not related to R 
> that use MikTex.  I am considering two situations:
> 1. Both. Has anyone installed both on their system?  Are 
> there problems that I should know about if I do that?  
> If it causes me problems will I be able to easily back out 
> of them and get back to my current setup?
> 2. Convert to fptex. What about converting everything over 
> from MikTex to fptex?  What sort of problems can I expect if
> I switch?
> Any advice on this?  Thanks.
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I think MikTeX is well maintained these days and can be easily 
configured to work with R, so no reason to change (at least for me) ...
Duncan has put the required information for setting up MikTex together, 
see his page http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/miktex.html


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