[R] Problem creating reference manuals from latex

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 12:15:05 CET 2011

  On 11-11-14 10:25 PM, Tyler Rinker wrote:
> Duncan,
> Thank you for your reply.  I was not clear about the Internet access.  I do have access, just at times I don't, hence the need to produce the manuals from latex rather than simply using the Internet.
> Please pardon my lack of knowledge around your response.  You said I'd have to install the inconsolata.sty from CTAN.  How?  Is this installed in an R directory or a Tex directory?  Do I use R to install it or latex or save the file and drop into a particular folder (directory)?

It is a TeX package.  You need to use the MikTeX package installer to 
install it.

I usually set up MikTeX to do this automatically when it needs a new 
package, but that requires an available Internet connection; you'll need 
to do something manually.  Start in the Start Menu item for MikTeX 2.9, 
and find the "package manager" item.  Run it, and choose to install the 
"inconsolata" package.

Duncan Murdoch

> I've used rseek and a simple google search which reveals a great deal about inconsolata, unfortunately I am not grasping what I need to do.
> Tyler
>> Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:59:10 -0500
>> From: murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
>> To: tyler_rinker at hotmail.com
>> CC: r-help at r-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [R] Problem creating reference manuals from latex
>> On 11-11-14 9:44 PM, Tyler Rinker wrote:
>>> R Community,
>>> I often am in need of viewing the reference manuals of packages and do not have Internet access. I have used the code:
>>> path<- find.package('tm')
>>> system(paste(shQuote(file.path(R.home("bin"), "R")),"CMD", "Rd2pdf",shQuote(path)))
>>> someone kindly provided from this help list to generate the manuals from the latex files. This worked well with version R 2.13. After the upgrade to R 2.14 I use this code (see below and get an error message I don't understand). I'm pretty sure "! LaTeX Error: File `inconsolata.sty'" not found. is important but don't get it's significance. There's a post about it here: http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/inconsolata-font-for-building-vignettes-with-R-devel-td3838176.html but I am a windows user making this a moot point. I know this file is n R font's file that Miktext needs to build the manual.
>>> I'd like to be able generate the reference manuals again without the Internet. While the code above worked in the past I'm open to alternative methods.
>> You need to install the inconsolata.sty file. It is available on CTAN
>> (the TeX network, not the R one). You say you don't have Internet
>> access, so I don't know how you'll do this, but presumably there's a
>> way: you got MikTex installed somehow.
>> Duncan Murdoch
>>> Version: R 2.14.0 2011-10-31
>>> OS: Windows 7
>>> Latex: MikTex 2.9
>>> Thank you
>>> Tyler Rinker
>>>> path<- find.package('tm')
>>>> system(paste(shQuote(file.path(R.home("bin"), "R")),"CMD", "Rd2pdf",shQuote(path)))
>>> Hmm ... looks like a package
>>> Converting parsed Rd's to LaTeX .......
>>> Creating pdf output from LaTeX ...
>>> Warning: running command '"C:\PROGRA~2\MIKTEX~1.9\miktex\bin\texi2dvi.exe" --pdf "Rd2.tex" -I "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-214~1.0/share/texmf/tex/latex" -I "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-214~1.0/share/texmf/bibtex/bst"' had status 1
>>> Error : running 'texi2dvi' on 'Rd2.tex' failed
>>> LaTeX errors:
>>> ! LaTeX Error: File `inconsolata.sty' not found.
>>> Type X to quit or<RETURN>  to proceed,
>>> or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)
>>> ! Emergency stop.
>>> <read *>
>>> l.267
>>> ! ==>  Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
>>> Error in running tools::texi2dvi
>>> Warning message:
>>> running command '"C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-214~1.0/bin/i386/R" CMD Rd2pdf "C:/Users/Rinker/R/win-library/2.14/tm"' had status 1
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