I am trying to exporty a pdf file from the R output using R markdown. I donwnloaded the MikTex, but when I tried to run the R markdown, it showed this error message:
pandoc.exe: pdflatex not found. pdflatex is needed for pdf output.
When I typed sessionInfo() in R, I got this:
R version 3.3.1 (2016-06-21) Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit) Running under: Windows >= 8 x64 (build 9200)
It seems that R could not find the location of the downloaded latex:
Sys.which("pdflatex") pdflatex ""
Not sure if there is something wrong with downloading the MikTex, the location of the downloaded MikTex in my computer is:
"C:\Users\username\Desktop\MiKTeX Download Files"
And I reset the path in R, but still showed the same error:
Sys.setenv(PATH = paste(Sys.getenv("PATH"), "C:\\Users\\username\\Desktop\\MikTeX Download Files\\miktex\\bin", sep=.Platform$path.sep))
I know the issue might be related to path setting, but not sure what exactly to do to solve this. Any ideas? Thanks!!