[R] Proper way to typeset the symbol for R in LaTeX?

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Thu Feb 15 17:30:34 CET 2007

On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 11:02 -0500, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:
> Hoping this is not off topic...
> I am in the process of writing some tutorials for my students for  
> learning R, and naturally I'm using Sweave for this. So suddenly a  
> question occurred to me: LaTeX has a recommended way of typesetting  
> the TeX and LaTeX symbols, via the \TeX and \LaTeX commands. Is there  
> a similar command for the R symbol, or in general are there any  
> guidelines/recommendations on how to typeset the letter R when  
> referring to the  R language?
> Haris

There is a Rnews.sty file on CRAN at:


However, the key code is really:


which is then used in LaTeX as:

  The use of \R{} ...

It is essentially a capital R in the default serif font.

BTW, if you need the full citation for R, just use citation() in a R


Marc Schwartz

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