Upload a LaTeX error log file, or a LaTeX document, or an R Markdown document to this repository, and I will tell you which LaTeX packages you need to install in your local LaTeX distribution so you can compile your documents to PDF. You will no longer be confused by LaTeX error messages like this:
! 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.276 ^^M ! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
Note that if you use both the R package tinytex and the LaTeX distribution TinyTeX, you should not need to use this repository, because tinytex will automatically install missing LaTeX packages by default. This repository may only be useful to those who do not use R or TinyTeX.
How does it work?
Depending on if you have a LaTeX error
.log file, or a
.tex document, or an
.Rmd document, you may click one of the links below to edit the file in this repo, and follow the Github instructions to send a pull request.
test.log: copy and paste your LaTeX error log into here (see example in PR #3).
test.tex: copy and paste your
.texfile here (see example in PR #1).
test.Rmd: copy and paste your
.Rmdfile here; its output format should be PDF (see example in PR #4).
After you send the pull request, wait for about 2 minutes for AppVeyor to finish. Then it should tell you the list of LaTeX packages required to compile your document in a comment (you may also get an email notification from Github if you have subscribed to notifications), e.g.,
The missing packages identified from the LaTeX log are: inconsolata If you are an R user using TinyTeX, you may install these packages via: tinytex::tlmgr_install(c("inconsolata")) If you use TinyTeX but are not an R user, you may install these packages via command line: tlmgr install inconsolata
If you are familiar with GIT and Github, you can add or edit more than one file (e.g., multiple
.Rmd files) to the repo and send a pull request.
By default, the LaTeX engine to compile
.tex documents is
pdflatex. If the document requires a different engine to compile, you may name your file with the engine name, e.g.,
lualatex.tex, or add a comment of the form
% !TeX program = ENGINE to your document, e.g.,
% !TeX program = xelatex. The bibliography may be processed by either
bibtex (default) or
biber. You may add the bibliography engine name to the filename if you want to use one specifically, e.g.,
If you are compiling an Rmd document, please see Section 184.108.40.206 of the R Markdown Definitive Guide for how to specify the LaTeX engine in the Rmd document.
How to reproduce what this repo does locally
If you do not want to wait for 2 minutes, you can find out the missing LaTeX packages by yourself locally via the R function
tinytex::parse_packages(), which requires you to install TeX Live or TinyTeX. See more information at https://bookdown.org/yihui/rmarkdown-cookbook/install-latex-pkgs.html.