[R] package manual in pdf

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Thu Jan 24 02:05:54 CET 2008

On 23/01/2008 7:37 PM, christophe.genolini at free.fr wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to write a pdf manual for my package. I create a file
> inst\doc\myDoc.tex. I taught that R CMD build will call latex on this file (like
> it is said in Writing R extension), but it does not happen.

I don't see this in Writing R Extensions, other than in the "Writing 
package vignettes" section, where it says this happens for vignettes in 
Sweave format.  You can force it to happen to .tex files by including a 

> I also notice that a pdf manual is produce automatically but with a not so good
> presentation (very long lines that step outside the page for example). Where can
> I find the source code of this .pdf ? Is there a way to modify it?

The usual one is produced from your .Rd documentation files.  I don't 
know why the lines would be too long, I don't usually see that.

Duncan Murdoch

> Sorry to ask these questions, but writing R extension is not that clear on the
> topic...
> Christophe
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