[R] a question about "latex" in Hmisc

Shi, Tao shidaxia at yahoo.com
Wed May 12 22:10:41 CEST 2010

The .dvi file is being created in the working directory for sure, not sure whether it's in the tmp folder or not.  (I just tested on my home machine which only has R but no MikTex installed, I can see only .tex file in the tmp folder.  No .log file in the tmp folder.)


----- Original Message ----
> From: Erik Iverson <eriki at ccbr.umn.edu>
> To: "Shi, Tao" <shidaxia at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Richard M. Heiberger <rmh at temple.edu>; r-help at r-project.org
> Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 12:56:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [R] a question about "latex" in Hmisc

Shi, Tao wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> Obviously, the list 
> doesn't like my attachment.  Here it is:
> http://i41.tinypic.com/15qz387.jpg
> I set the path using Windows 
> control panel.  And "didn't work" means
> I'm still getting the same 
> error window shown above.

Well, it's hard to say what's going on 
> unless I can get on a Windows machine and replicate it.  That path is R's 
> temporary directory, so it seems the DVI file is either not getting created, 
> it's getting created in a different place than it's expected, or something is 
> looking in the wrong spot for the .dvi file.  You mention in your original 
> post that the .dvi file is created.  Can you confirm that this is 
> true?  Did you mean in the temp directory, or in your working 
> directory?  Check the .log file in the temp directory if one exists with 
> the same base name as the .dvi file in the error message.

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