Re: [Rd] running Sweave from Windows XP Explorer

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 17 Jan 2005 - 02:02:57 EST

On Sun, 16 Jan 2005, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> Gordon K Smyth wrote:

>> I'd like to create a suitable batch file or shortcut so that I can run
>> Sweave on a .Rnw or .Rtex file simply by clicking on the file from
>> Windows Explorer in Windows XP (as I do with latex, bibtex etc). This
>> looks tantalisingly possible using R CMD BATCH or Rterm possibly in
>> combination with a .bat file. Has anyone succeeded is setting it up
>> and would give me a pointer?

> As a very simple starting *idea*, a batch file could look like, e.g.,
>
> R CMD BATCH --no-save c:/myscripts/MakeSweave.R
> texi2dvi --pdf %1.tex
> gsview32 %1.pdf
>
>
> with MakeSweave.R:
>
> library(tools)
> for(i in list.files(pattern = "\\.Rnw$")) Sweave(i)

Another idea would be

rterm --no-save --args "%1" < c:/myscripts/MakeSweave.R > "%1.log"

where MakeSweave.R was

library(tools)
args <- commandArgs()
inp <- args[length(args)]
Sweave(inp)
base <- sub("\.(Rnw|Rtex)$", "", inp)
texi2dvi(paste("base", ".tex", sep=""), pdf=TRUE) shell.exec(paste("base", ".pdf", sep=""))

Worked for me (in R-devel) on the example in utils/Sweave.

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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