[R] TeX distribution on Windows
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Sep 6 00:55:26 CEST 2005
Göran Broström 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,
> 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.
I use MikTeX, with one or another of the workarounds listed on my page.
I've never tried proTeXt; I did a little googling, but I still don't
see the point of it exactly.
fptex is still available in various repositories, and is likely to keep
working for quite a long time: R doesn't demand the latest and greatest
innovations from TeX/eTeX.
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