[texworks] Sweave with Texworks - Update
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 02:23:03 CEST 2010
On 04/08/2010 8:00 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 4 August 2010 Christopher David Desjardins wrote:
> > Yeah, I checked out latexmk. It appears that latexmk can't run
> > Sweave without some modifications (if I reading the information
> > about latexmk correctly). Unfortunately I don't know any perl
> > either.
> As far as I understand, Sweave creates LaTeX files from R files. And
> latexmk creates PDF files from LaTeX files. Isn't it possible to
> combine these steps by providing a simple shell script (on Unix) or a
> batch file (on Windows) which just calls Sweave and latexmk?
This is easy to do for simple one-file projects; I can show Christopher
It's harder for multi-file projects, because there are usually at least
two different filenames involved: the chapter file and the main file.
Sweave needs to update the LaTex for the chapter, and pdflatex needs to
be given the main file. TeXworks can currently only pass the name of
the main file to the script, so it needs some trickery in the script to
extract the chapter names and process them before calling pdflatex. I
haven't worked out the details of this trickery yet.
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