I want to include the output of inline code blocks in the LaTeX/PDF output of an org-mode document, but not in a monospaced font. I tried the following:

The mean petal length is src_R[:exports results :results raw]{mean(iris$Petal.Length)}. 

which gives me this output in the LaTeX file:

The mean petal length is 3.758

The period in the sentence appears on a new line in the LaTeX file, which causes a space to appear between the code output and the period in the PDF.

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Is there a way I can get the LaTeX output to appear all on one line so the PDF formatting is correct?

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    If this is a one-of thing, you could edit ob-R.el (and re-compile it, if you previously compiled it) by editing the function org-babel-R-evaluate-external-process, specifically, the place where it says (buffer-string), replace it with (org-trim (buffer-string)). But I'm not sure how this will affect multiline results.
    – wvxvw
    Commented Mar 13, 2016 at 21:46

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One way to do this is to change the variable org-babel-inline-result-wrap from =%s=, which formats the output, to just %s, which does not.

You can do this with a non-exporting lisp code block somewhere in your file if you don't want to change it globally.

#+BEGIN_SRC lisp :exports none
  (setq org-babel-inline-result-wrap "%s")

This is a test of text: 4 and code: src_R{2+2}.
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    This worked! I changed lisp to emacs-lisp as the former wasn't working (probably I don't have slime set up correctly or something).
    – Kara Woo
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 18:12

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