[Rd] TCITex and R

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Aug 24 21:54:36 CEST 2005

Dear Mark,

I use Scientific Word as a Latex front end. I've also installed fptex and
use that to build R packages. The two have coexisted on my computers for
several years without problems.

I hope this helps,

John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4

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> Mark.Bravington at csiro.au
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> Subject: [Rd] TCITex and R
> Several times my packages have fallen foul of the latex check 
> at the uploading-to-CRAN stage, creating extra work for Kurt 
> Hornik. I've never bothered trying to get latex working on my 
> own packages (happy with vanilla help) but am told that 
> "latex is the closest thing to a syntax checker for Rd files" 
> and that I should set it up. Now, there is already a latex on 
> my (Windows XP) system thanks to the program Scientific Word, 
> which comes with TCITex. However, RCMD etc don't recognize 
> this latex at the moment. Does anyone have any advice on what 
> might be needed to make RCMD use SciWord's installation of 
> TCITex-- paths, environment variables, etc etc?
> Various R docs recommend fptex or MikTex implementations of 
> latex, but I'm a bit reluctant to put these on, primarily in 
> case doing so somehow stuffs up the workings of Scientific 
> Word in a way that I don't know enough to fix. In case it's 
> not obvious already, I should add that I am blissfully 
> ignorant about how latex works-- that's one of my reasons for 
> using Scientific Word.
> Thanks for any advice
> Mark
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