[Rd] R Newsletter: 1st Call for Articles

Peter Malewski p.malewski@tu-bs.de
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 21:08:26 +0100

On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 12:54:53PM +0000, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > 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:
> http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/win32/winedt/
> It may work better with MikTeX.

...or use lyx (a tex-front) and export latex. I think there is also a windows version, but I have never used it (and seldom the linux-version).

For simple docs lyx is ideal...

see: http://www.lyx.org


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