[R] using latex() in R for Unix

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Apr 5 22:29:54 CEST 2006

"Brian Quinif" <bquinif at gmail.com> writes:

> I am using R for Unix and want to make some LaTeX tables.  I have
> already played around in R for Windows and have succeeded in making
> tables that I want using the following code:
> latex(Estimates, file='out.tex', rowlabel='',digits=3)
> However, when I use this code in Unix, I can never find the file
> "out.tex".  I assumed that R would send the file to whatever directory
> I was working in, but that does not seem to be the case.  So, I tried
> specifiying the exact location where I want the file:
> latex(Estimates, file='/home/b/bquinif/bq/9095/out.tex', rowlabel='',digits=3)
> When I do that, I get an error message sayin that the file/directory
> does not exist.  I have written lots of files from Stata to locations
> specified like above, so I don't understand what's going on.
> Can anyone help me straighten this out?

I assume you mean latex() from the Hmisc package? You might want to
ask its maintainer. I can't reproduce your problem though; I get the
file nicely in the current directory. (I got slightly bugged by
Frank's idea of having the print method run latex on the file and fire
up a viewer - didn't play well with a terminal login. However, that's
completely unrelated).

Can you give a completely reproducible example that others might try?

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