Fri, 08 Jun 2018

pinp 0.0.5: Accomodate pandoc 2.*

Another maintenance release of our pinp package for snazzier one or two column vignettes is getting onto CRAN right now.

Everybody's favourite Swiss Army Knife of text processing and document conversion, pandoc, decided in all its wisdow for version 2.* to no longer allow an idiom of embedding full LaTeX chunks in the Markdown YAML header. We had used this in our own package vignette to include the processed references (i.e., what BibTeX generates given input and style file). So this has been moved to a file that will be included. As most users probably just referenced a .bib file, this likely affected nobody --- apart from the autobuilders at CRAN. So to make Kurt and the CRAN team happy, a change was made (and will be made in a few Rcpp* packages that use the same bibliography trick).

A screenshot of the package vignette can be seen below. Additional screenshots of are at the pinp page.

The NEWS entry for this release follows.

Changes in pinp version 0.0.5 (2018-06-08)

  • pandoc version 2 or later, in its wisdom, no longer lets us embed a bibliography in the header, so the vignette was altered by a CRAN request

Courtesy of CRANberries, there is (or will be when the cron job runs next) a comparison to the previous release. More information is on the tint page. For questions or comments use the issue tracker off the GitHub repo.

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