[R] miktex 2.6 and R

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sun May 20 15:14:37 CEST 2007

Steven Lacey wrote:
> Hi, 
> I am new to Latex and in the process of installing miktex to work with R on
> windows XP professional. From earlier posts, I see that fptex was the
> preferred version, but it is no longer available. Now miktex is preferred.
> However, there are known issues with finding the style files in version 2.4.
> Fortunately, www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/mikitex.html provides a
> series of workarounds. My preference is #4, which appears to be the most
> straightforward. However, version 2.4 is no longer available from
> www.miktex.org. Moreover, the file structure changed significantly in
> version 2.5. For instance, the /localtexmf directory does not exist after
> installation of miktex 2.6. I tried adding "c:/Program
> Files/R/R-2.5.0/share/texmf to miktex 2.6's root path, but it returns an
> error that the path is "not a TDS-compliant root directory". I am not sure
> how to fix this problem. Any thoughts?

I think finding the style file works now -- there is a workaround in R.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks,
> Steve
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