[OS X TeX] written in LaTeX - and thanks
john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
Sun Nov 14 17:37:36 EST 2004
Hi All -
It would be useful to have a mechanism for discovering who
is working on projects that have strong points of contact with
I'm senior author of the (2003) book:
(see also http://wwwmaths.anu.edu.au/~johnm/r-book.html)
We're currently working on the second edition.
Most of this was done using emacs under Solaris. I have
for a long time used OS X, still with Franconi's emacs
enhancements (which seem to work fine with the latest build
- 22.214.171.124- for which binaries are available from e.g.
but occasionally using TeXshop.
A fairly major issue was (is!) the handling of computer code
(for the R system). We needed (need!) a ready mechanism
for extracting the code for separate testing. With the help of
the fancyvrb package, we defined four verbatim environments
corresponding to the four different ways that they would need
to be handled by the code extractor software. A colleague
wrote the first draft of the code extractor program for me in
Python. At some time I'll probably convert it to R, so that I can
more easily adapt it further.
Sweave (based on noweb) might now be used, but while
it is fine for manuscripts of modest size does not allow the
fine control that we need for the book. Also comments,
vital for our purposes, disappear because all code is
processed through the parser. Comments on other
possibilities will be welcome.
On 14 Nov 2004, at 12:00 PM, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] written in LaTeX - and thanks
> From: "Ross Moore" <ross at maths.mq.edu.au>
> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 14:57:59 +1100
> Hi all.
> On 13/11/2004, at 12:13 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> Well, when I am done with my book (a couple of years hence), I will do
>> the same.
> It may not be such a bad idea to have a collected list of (links to)
> prepared with TeX under OS X.
> My most-recent contribution to this is:
> I didn't use TeXShop for this, but did use teTeX on a G4 Powerbook,
> run from the command-line using a Makefile.
> Ghostscript and Adobe Illustrator were used to improve the visual
> of the graphs and other graphics, from what was supplied by
>> Jason Davies wrote:
>>> TO All those who assisted me in my painful early days of TeX (a
>>> of years ago), please accept my thanks and the book is now (almost)
>>> available and the book can be seen in the Cambridge catalogue at
>>> <http://titles.cambridge.org/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521834821>. I didn't
>>> set the price...
>>> Written in BBEdit and compiled (usually) in TeXShop.
>>> I'm sure that such a message borders on OT - everyone here is
>>> writing something! but I really benefitted from the help here and
>>> to thank the list.
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John Maindonald email: john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
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Centre for Bioinformation Science, Room 1194,
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