[R-SIG-Mac] building a package on a Mac: pdflatex
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Jul 5 15:48:44 CEST 2011
On Jul 5, 2011, at 9:10 AM, Federico Calboli wrote:
>> both are entirely irrelevant - run
>> system("pdflatex --version")
>> in R - that is the only thing that counts. If it shows an error,
>> then you don't have pdflatex on your PATH which would be the
>> problem. As a side note, you are showing two separate TeX packages
>> which may not help you to find out what breaks in your setup in
>> general ...
> thanks for the hint. Unfortunately:
> system("pdflatex --version")
> /bin/sh: pdflatex: command not found
> doing a simple
> fixed it if I use R and package.skeleton() from the terminal. If I
> use the R gui (from the standard R 2.13.0 CRAN download) it still
> does not find pdflatex and does not build a usable package skeleton.
> In any case, your hit solved my issue. Now, how do I set the path
> for the R gui?
When the answer to this is posted, I am wondering if it could be put
in the Mac R FAQ because it seems that I have read several questions
of late that involve users puzzling where to set various paths for
Finder, bash, and R that are stored in different places/environments.
It would be good not to need to search for a r-sig-mac posting but
rather refer to a "central document".
David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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