[Rd] Requirement for pandoc 1.12.3 in R 3.1.3

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 12 15:21:39 CET 2015

On 12/03/2015 13:51, Prof J C Nash (U30A) wrote:
> Are other developers finding R 3.1.3 problematic because vignette
> building requires pandoc 1.12.3, while Linux Mint 17 / Ubuntu 14.04 have
> R 3.1.2 seems to work fine.

R has no built-in support for non-Sweave vignettes, and there is no 
mention of pandoc in the R 3.1.3 sources except for the manual:

'Complete checking of a package which contains a file @file{README.md}
needs @command{pandoc} installed: see

which is true (but is not done with R 3.1.3).

I suspect you are confusing an R update with an update of whatever 
packages you use to process your vignettes: package rmarkdown has a 
pandoc version requirement of

SystemRequirements: pandoc (>= 1.12.3) -

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, UK

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