[R] latex{Hmisc} cannot find xdvi on MAC OS X
Frank E Harrell Jr
f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Jan 23 18:33:27 CET 2008
Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> It eliminates Hmisc and R by giving you a tex file. Now its up
> to you to figure out how to handle tex files on your system.
That's true but quick previewing of the LaTeX result is useful. I
frequently type latex(describe(mydataframe)) for example. Everything is
pre-installed on Linux and easy to install on Windows/Mac. We just need
to get to the bottom of why xdvi is not found even though "which xdvi"
proves that it's there. [Note - on Windows you specify options( ) to
give the name of another previewer command.].
Frank
>
> On Jan 23, 2008 12:20 PM, Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
>> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>>> I don't use Mac but a workaround to this type of
>>> problem was discussed just recently here:
>>>
>>> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2008-January/151524.html
>> I don't think that addresses the problem. If xdvi is truly in the
>> system path then the problem is very strange.
>>
>> Frank
>>
>>
>>> On Jan 23, 2008 9:22 AM, Kevin E. Thorpe <kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca> wrote:
>>>> Hello.
>>>>
>>>> I am posting this on behalf of a student in my class. I have been
>>>> introducing them to R.
>>>>
>>>> I suspect that the problem I need help with is not so much an R
>>>> issue, but a MAC config issue, but I don't have enough MAC
>>>> experience to know what to do.
>>>>
>>>> Anyway, on to the problem. We are using Frank Harrell's Hmisc
>>>> and Design packages. This student also wishes to use the latex
>>>> formatting facilities provided in those packages so she has installed
>>>> LaTeX.
>>>>
>>>> When she does something like latex(describe(dataframe)), the latex
>>>> file is produced, the dvi file is successfully written but then
>>>> the error "sh: line 1: xdvi: command not found" appears.
>>>>
>>>> I started a terminal and a "which xdvi" returned the path
>>>> where it found xdvi. So, it appears that xdvi is in the
>>>> PATH.
>>>>
>>>> My apologies, I forgot to get her sessionInfo() but I think
>>>> she is running R 2.6.?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Kevin E. Thorpe
>>>> Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
>>>> Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
>>>> Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
>>>> email: kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca Tel: 416.864.5776 Fax: 416.864.6057
>>>>
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>> Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chair School of Medicine
>> Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University
>>
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