[Rd] R Newsletter: 1st Call for Articles

Prof Brian Ripley Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 12:54:53 +0000 (GMT)

> From: "Yves Gauvreau" <cyg@sympatico.ca>
> Date: 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?

Here's what we recommend to Windows users.

Get fptex (www.fptex.org) from a CTAN site near you, or from a copy of
the TeXLive5 CD-ROM  (http://www.tug.org/texlive/ from the TeX Users
Group TUG, or you can download the image and cut it yourself if you
have a good Internet connection).

Install AucTeX for your emacs, from http://sunsite.dk/auctex/, as that
gives you a very capable latex mode for emacs.  This works fine on NT
if you set shell-file-name to cmd.exe.  On Win9x, you may have to find
an alternative shell if you want to run latex from the menus.

Some people prefer the shareware WinEdt editor, which gives you
a customized latex editor:
It may work better with MikTeX.

All the other pieces are also on TeXLive5.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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