[R] Printing the Manual from the Debian Package Contents

Hubert Palme palme at uni-wuppertal.de
Tue May 11 15:45:51 CEST 1999

Douglas Bates: 
 > palme at uni-wuppertal.de (Hubert Palme) writes:
 > > I've installed the Debian (slink) package r-base 0.63.3-1. There are
 > > lots of *.tex files in /usr/lib/R describing all the functions and
 > > packages. There must be a canonical way to collect those files and
 > > print a manual with LaTeX. Can anyone help me? (Debian package
 > > maintainers?)
 > As the Debian package maintainer I'm apologize for not responding to
 > you earlier.  I was travelling last week and away from my e-mail.

No problem. I hope, you had a good time :-)

 > The general way of using the .tex files created in the latex directory
 > for each package is to go to /usr/lib/R/doc/manual and run latex on
 > the file Reference.tex.  I see that it doesn't work with the current
 > Debian package.  I'll try to fix that when I upload the package for
 > R-0.64.1
 > That binary version of that package will be uploaded to the unstable
 > or potato distribution but the source version should be able to build
 > on a slink system.  Once I get the package generated I will send you
 > instructions on how to build it from the sources.

Thanks, I'll wait for it.

Hubert Palme         Bergische Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
                                      Computing  Center
                                      D-42097 Wuppertal
E-Mail: palme at uni-wuppertal.de             (Germany)
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