# [Rd] R Newsletter: 1st Call for Articles

Yves Gauvreau cyg@sympatico.ca
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 06:59:30 -0500

Ok, I understand the problematic and I have no problems with it. The next
question that comes to mind is: Is there some Latex software or something
that one could use to produce Latex documents on a Windows platform?

Although I did it in the past, I would prefer not to install Linux. I'm not
a guru of Emacs but I'm using it quite a lot these days. Could there be
something that works with Emacs and with which I could produce Latex docs
maybe?

it.

Regards

Yves Gauvreau

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : pd@blueberry.kubism.ku.dk [mailto:pd@blueberry.kubism.ku.dk]De la
> part de Peter Dalgaard BSA
> Envoye : Wednesday, December 20, 2000 6:28 PM
> A : Yves Gauvreau
> Cc : Friedrich Leisch; r-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Objet : Re: [Rd] R Newsletter: 1st Call for Articles
>
>
> "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,
> > 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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