# [R-SIG-Mac] LaTeX for mac- problem making documentation files HELP!

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 15:32:01 CEST 2008

I have pdf files for all of the functions in my package in the
Ecosystem.Production.Rcheck file.  They do not have an index is the
only thing that looks to be off, but they were created.

Stephen Sefick
Research Scientist

As to propaganda I would say the words of a Nobel laureate in
biochemistry are hardly that.

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 4:10 AM, Ken Beath <ken at kjbeath.com.au> wrote:
> On 06/08/2008, at 4:52 PM, stephen sefick wrote:
>
>> ...
>>
>> * checking Rd files ... OK
>> * checking Rd cross-references ... OK
>> * checking for missing documentation entries ... OK
>> * checking for code/documentation mismatches ... OK
>> * checking Rd \usage sections ... OK
>> * checking data for non-ASCII characters ... OK
>> * creating Ecosystem.Production-Ex.R ... OK
>> * checking examples ... OK
>> * creating Ecosystem.Production-manual.tex ... OK
>> * checking Ecosystem.Production-manual.tex using pdflatex ... ERROR
>> This typically indicates Rd problems.
>> LaTeX errors found:
>>
>> ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.
>>
>> See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
>> Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
>>
>> mac os x 10.5.4
>> latest mac tex distribution
>> R 2.7.1
>> how do I fix this.  Anything ya'll need tell me.  I don't know how to
>> make this reproducible, but I will if you tell me how.
>
> As it says, one of the Rd files is probably not correct, so the LaTex is not
> correct. Possibly the log will tell you more, but LaTex error messages can
> be very confusing.
>
> Check your Rd files are correct. Have a look at some existing packages to
> make sure you understand the format. Remove the Rd files and then add
> individually and build to see which one is causing the failures.
>
> If you can't work out what is going wrong, start with the simplest possible
> file and then add to it.
>
> Ken
>

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