[Rd] Re: [R-SIG-Mac] R version on gifi

Stefano Iacus jago at mclink.it
Tue Jun 17 21:09:47 MEST 2003

I think we have to distinguish what is distributed as binary and the 
building process of R.
If we distribute prebuilt packages for OSX we can provide both html and 
pdf files and leave out latex help.

On Martedì, giu 17, 2003, at 19:33 Europe/Rome, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Don MacQueen wrote:
>> At 5:45 PM +0200 6/17/03, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>>> There is still one issue to consider in this context: source
>>> packages. A really 'plain' Mac OS X can't be used to install source
>>> packages as-is, basically because there are three missing things:
>>> Dev Tools, g77 and latex. The first one is official, so we could
>>> require that (and probably have to). G77 is really just a few files,
>>> so the installer could add it if necessary, but I'm not sure about
>>> latex. Is building packages w/o latex documentation an option?
>> For an OS X user with no unix background, I would think that pdf is
>> the preferred format, and sufficient.
> PDF is produced via latex in R.  Would that really be preferred to 
> Nothing in R is setup to produce PDF help, and especially not PDF
> hyperlinked between different documents (which is a problem in a 
> dynamic
> framework).
> BTW, could this sort of discussion go on in R-SIG-Mac or R-devel but 
> not
> both since R-SIG-Mac is a closed list.
> -- 
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