[R] Fwd: Learning advanced R

Albrecht Kauffmann alkauffm at fastmail.fm
Wed Mar 14 19:24:45 CET 2018

I've found two problems in interpreting adv-r-master/book/build-book.r:

1. All pathes in build-book.r refer to the starting-directory "adv-r-master". However, the script build-book.r is located in the directory "book", which is located in directory "adv-r-master". Therefore, pathes starting at "." are wrong (should start at "..").

2. Some file names have endings "Rmd", but e.g. in the line "chapters <- dir(".", pattern = "\\.rmd$")"  these endings are named "rmd". Therefore, the files (e.g. "base-types.Rmd") cannot be found.

Pandoc I have installed. Maybe there will arise further problems, but still I am experimenting with pathes.


  Albrecht Kauffmann
  alkauffm at fastmail.fm

Am Mi, 14. Mär 2018, um 18:56, schrieb Rich Shepard:
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2018, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> > Nothing you have said tells me you have LaTeX working (a binary install of
> > R does not depend on it), but if you actually know it is installed and
> > available to R then that isn't the problem. Since you have not said what
> > you actually did or what errors you encountered I can only shrug and
> > suggest that that the website is a complete rendering of the book and the
> > for-sale version makes a worthwhile contribution to the author and the
> > community.
> Jeff,
>    Downloading the site as a .zip file and reading the README.md tells us
> that pandoc is required. This is a format converter, apparently based on
> Haskell given the large number of dependencies to build it. But, pandoc will
> convert from markdown to LaTeX. I don't know the exact procedure as I've not
> yet taken the time to install all dependencies to pandoc and build it. The
> pandoc website has documentation.
> Regards,
> Rich
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