[R] a question about "latex" in Hmisc
shidaxia at yahoo.com
Thu May 13 21:05:43 CEST 2010
I have no problems running latex or pdflatex. I re-ran my code and it seems the problem is that R (or MiKTex ?) put the .tex file (the one wrapping everything in a document format for displaying purpose) in a R tmp folder, but the corresponding .log, .aux, and .dvi in my working directory. So when YAP was called, it was looking for the .dvi file in the R temp folder. Therefore, the error window.
I wonder how to fix that?
----- Original Message ----
> From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>
> To: "Shi, Tao" <shidaxia at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com>; r-help at r-project.org
> Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 1:40:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [R] a question about "latex" in Hmisc
> On 12/05/2010 4:33 PM, Shi, Tao wrote:
> Hi Ista,
> for the reply!
> You actually misunderstood me. I never
> objected the "tmp <- latex(x)" method (in fact, that's what I'm doing now in
> my .Rnw file). As I stated in my original post, I'm simply curious about
> what causes the error window and wanted to get to the bottom of
latex(x) returns an object of class "latex". When
> you don't assign it, it prints. The print method for "latex" objects tries
> to run latex and then display the resulting .dvi file. (Or maybe it runs
> pdflatex and displays the .pdf file).
If you can't run latex, you can't
> print those objects. That's why you're getting an error.
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