[R-pkg-devel] RES: MathJax for Rd files

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed May 13 19:30:15 CEST 2020

On 13/05/2020 12:35 p.m., Tiago Olivoto wrote:
> Thanks, Wolfgang and Helmut for the explanations.
> When I was trying to use
> #'\if{html}{\out{'<script id="MathJax-script" async
> #''src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/mathjax@3.0.5/es5/tex-chtml-full.js
> #'</script> }}
> #'
> #'And then typing
> #' \ifelse{html}{\out{\[\sqrt{a^2}\]}}{\deqn{\sqrt{a^2}}}
> My mgidi.Rd file was produced with devtools::document();
> then, I just used ?mgidi, and the html page was rendered nicely.
> If I could do the same with mathjaxr, It would be nice, because I wouldn't need to install the package to see if the equations are as I expect
> Anyway, mathjaxr is a very useful package.
> Congratulations on the efforts for developing it.

Sounds like it's a devtools issue.  I don't know how they are simulating 
the install, but it needs to say to use the mathjaxr macros when 
converting the Rd pages.

Duncan Murdoch

> Best
> Olivoto
> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP) <wolfgang.viechtbauer using maastrichtuniversity.nl>
> Enviada em: quarta-feira, 13 de maio de 2020 13:14
> Para: Helmut Schütz <helmut.schuetz using bebac.at>; tiagoolivoto using gmail.com; r-package-devel using r-project.org
> Assunto: RE: [R-pkg-devel] MathJax for Rd files
> Thanks for the info! Can confirm now that I tried this (I don't usually use RStudio). That's an RStudio issue then. My guess is that 'Preview' uses tools::Rd2HTML() and that indeed won't automatically understand macros coming from mathjaxr (or any add-on package for that matter). This would be an issue to raise with the RStudio folks then.
> But once a package is installed, the equations are nicely rendered also in the RStudio help browser, so that part works.
> Best,
> Wolfgang
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Helmut Schütz [mailto:helmut.schuetz using bebac.at]
>> Sent: Wednesday, 13 May, 2020 17:01
>> To: Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP); tiagoolivoto using gmail.com;
>> r-package-devel using r- project.org
>> Subject: Re: [R-pkg-devel] MathJax for Rd files
>> Hi Wolfgang,
>> Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP) wrote on 2020-05-13 16:53:
>>> Seems like you are using roxygen2. I have little experience with
>>> that, as
>> all my Rd files are 'handcrafted' (plus 100% organic and biodegradable).
>> As are mine. ;-)
>> In the HTML-preview of RStudio the LaTeX is indeed not parsed. I get it
>> only (in the HTML man-page and the PDF) if I build the package.
>> Helmut
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