[R] TeX distribution on Windows

Thomas Petzoldt thpe at hhbio.wasser.tu-dresden.de
Mon Sep 5 16:16:15 CEST 2005

  gb at stat.umu.se wrote:
> I'm looking for a Windows distribution of TeX that works with R,
> after a few years' absence from Windows. On Duncan Murdoch's Rtools
> page fptex is still recommended, but it turns out that fptex is
> "defunct" as of May  2005,
> see
> http://www.metz.supelec.fr/~popineau/xemtex-7.html
> So, what is suggested? TUG (tug.org) recommends something called
> proTeXt, which is said to be "based on MiKTeX", for Windows users.
> Since MikTeX could be used with R, that sounds like a good
> alternative.
> Any comments to that?

MikTeX works very well for us:

- when writing reports using R figures,
- with SWeave and
- in the R package building process.

You can get the web installer from:


Miktex can be used with WinEDT, Emacs, Texniccenter and others as editor.


Thomas Petzoldt

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