[Rd] bizarre signif stars in Sweave latex

Charles Geyer charlie at stat.umn.edu
Mon Aug 22 01:55:04 CEST 2005

OK.  I give up.  I'll ask a stupid question.
How do I get the $!#@*$ signif stars line printed by summaries
to not look extremely bizarre in the latex produced by Sweave?
For example, see p. 7 of


I can see what the problem is.  R emits non-ascii characters (as it
is supposed to do), Sweave puts them in the tex file, and latex can't
handle them.  But I don't see the solution.

Hmmmm.  Well I just discovered a kludge

Sys.setlocale(category = "LC_ALL", locale = "C")

at the beginning of the Rnw file.  But is that TRT (the Right Thing)?

Charles Geyer
Professor, School of Statistics
University of Minnesota
charlie at stat.umn.edu

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