[R-SIG-Mac] Rd2dvi --pdf
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 5 07:31:59 CET 2010
On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Matthew Fero wrote:
> I know this has been addressed before, but I'm not sure I understand
> the prior comments.
> Does the R Mac binary installer include the latex components
> necessary to run the 'R CMD Rd2dvi --pdf' command? If so, where
No. See the FAQ, specifically section 2.1 and
Note that these days the 'R Mac binary installer' contains much less
than it used to, basically just R (not Tcl/Tk for example).
> should it be located, because I'm getting the error,
> "/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/Rd2dvi: line 233:
> /usr/texbin/pdflatex: No such file or directory". If not, any
> suggestions on an easy way to install a lightweight, compatible
> latex distribution?
Unfortunately the CRAN binary of R (which I presume you are using)
hardocodes the path to the TeX distribution (to values appropriate to
MacTeX). Depending on the architecture you are using, look in the
file named like
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/etc/i386/Renviron and either
edit the file or set the appropriate environment variables
MacTeX is not 'lightweight' but you do need quite a lot (including
fonts) to process Rd format. So unless you install a comprehensive
distribution or have one that updates itself on the fly, you are
likely to spend a lot of time chasing down additional TeX packages.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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