[R] a question about "latex" in Hmisc

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Wed May 12 21:31:35 CEST 2010

Hi Tao,
I think you just need latex(x, file="")


On Wednesday 12 May 2010 3:18:42 pm Shi, Tao wrote:
> Hi list,
> Excuse me b/c this is probably a more "TeX" then "R"
> question.
> I've been using "latex" function in my .Rnw file to
> generate tables, but I've always been using it without assigning the
> result to a object, i.e.
> x <- matrix(1:6, nrow=2,
> dimnames=list(c('a','b'),c('c','d','this that')))
> latex(x)
> so, I always get the error window (attached) poped out.  But since I can
> just click OK and everything seems fine except in my working directory I
> get a bunch of "junk" files (.log, .dvi, etc...), I've been ignoring it.
> Now I know by doing e.g. tmp <- latex(x) will suppress
> this error message, but I'm still curious on how to get rid of the error
> window when I just use latex(x).   I read the "Example" section of "latex"
> help file and I tried to include the following into my PATH:
> "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.7\tex\latex"
> but that didn't work.
> I'm
> using R.2.11.0, Hmisc 3.7, and MiKtex 2.7 on WinXP.
> Thanks!
> ...Tao

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