Feature Request from Doug Martin and Tom Philips

Doug Martin martinrd3d at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 04:32:02 UTC 2021


Thanks for the suggestion, which we will take a look at.


On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 4:39 PM Richard Kimberly Heck <rikiheck at lyx.org>

> On 1/12/21 6:04 PM, Doug Martin wrote:
> Tom and I are using various R packages for the book Portfolio Construction
> and Risk Management that we are writing
> using LYX.  A LYX feature that would help us in that effort a lot would be
> the ability to import R data framesm and data.table
> objects created using the excellent data.table package. Given the
> thousands of R packages, and the popularity of the
> data.table package, we guess that this import feature for LYX would
> benefit a lot of people who use both R and LYX.
> Hi, Doug,
> Other people how use R (as I do not) will probably have more helpful
> things to say. But I suspect that this can be done using 'external
> templates'. Have a look at section 6 of the Customization manual and, more
> helpfully, the templates that already exist, which you will find in the
> xtemplates/ directory of you LyX system library directory (whose location
> is given in the About LyX dialog). If it looks like this might work, then
> there will be people here willing to help you write the template.
> Riki
> PS Glad you have found LyX so useful!

R. Douglas Martin
Professor Emeritus in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Founder and Former Director of MS-CFRM Program
University of Washington
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