[Rd] R Newsletter: 1st Call for Articles

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
21 Dec 2000 00:28:00 +0100

"Yves Gauvreau" <cyg@sympatico.ca> writes:

> This is a very nice idea. I would have a problem tough with the Latex format
> you require. I'm almost certain that to most Windows user, Latex is as bad
> news as a foreign language you know nothing about. Would there be an
> alternative to please every body?

Not really, dealing with MS Word would be a nightmare, and LaTeX is
just about the only format with decent treatment of mathematics.

However, I'm pretty sure that plain ascii would also be acceptable for
simple articles. On the other hand, why should the editors have the
trouble of putting all code excerpts in \begin{verbatim} ..
\end{verbatim} constructs, etc.? 

Perhaps one could define a simplified LaTeX markup similar to .Rd.

Or maybe just point people towards MiKTeX and give them a crash course
in LaTeX? For plain text, the format is really quite simple.

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