[R] sink file type and Latex (Lyx)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 12 14:02:41 CEST 2008
On Fri, 12 Sep 2008, Joanne Demmler wrote:
> Does anyone know what file type sink is outputting to?
To be pedantic, whatever the connection you diverted to is using. For a
default file() connection, this is a plain text file in the encoding of
the current locale.
> I've been reverting output from R using sink and wanted to add it to my
> Appendix in LaTex (Lyx) using "Verbatiminput". However, I get an error
> message as LaTex is expecting an ASCII file.
> Can I set sink somehow to ASCII or is there another option?
If your R code outputs ASCII, the sink() file will be ASCII. Without
knowing your OS or locale (hint, see the 'at a minimum' information
required in the posting guide) it is very difficult to help here.
One possibility is that you need to set options(useFancyQuotes=FALSE),
since if that is true it may use non-ASCII characters. Another is that
you are in a UTF-8 locale and have not told LaTeX so. But really we can
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