[R] RE: timeslab

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Sun Jan 3 21:25:57 CET 1999

On Sat, 2 Jan 1999, Bernd Johannes Wuebben wrote:

>      				 The Rd files where generated from the
> original tex document by means of a little perl script. This explains
> also the poor quality of the Rd files: What's the best way of expressing
> math such as $\sigma^2$ in Rd? Is there a way expressing this sort of 
> math in Rd, that will preserve the tex expression for the latex docs
> generated from Rd and at the same time translate into something legible in
> the html docs?

This (unlike quite a lot of  things) *is* documented.
doc/manual/writing-Rd.tex describes how to give equations that have both
TeX and plain text versions. The Poisson help page
src/library/base/man/Poisson.Rd has an example.  

Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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