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

Timothy H. Keitt, Timothy.Keitt@sunysb.edu
Wed, 20 Dec 2000 20:28:07 -0500

You could use Lyx (www.lyx.org).  It exports (human readable) latex.

Tim

Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> "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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Timothy H. Keitt
Department of Ecology and Evolution
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Phone: 631-632-1101, FAX: 631-632-7626
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/keitt/

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