Re: [R] [OT] Typesetting / highlighting R code in Latex

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2008 13:50:48 -0400

On 06/04/2008 11:40 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Using Latex and the beamer class, I would like to highlight code snippets.
> Does anybody know a suitable 'preprocessor' or 'filter' for R (and/or C/C++)
> code ?
> I have been including it in simple \begin{verbatim} ... \end{verbatim} and I
> know there is a better way -- in fact I saw it used a while back in some
> package I looked at. And I didn't write that down...
> What I am looking for is the basic equivalent of 'everything in verbatim'
> plus the ability to hightlight certain parts to stress the points I'd like to
> make.
> There must be something. Pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Sweave uses the fancyvrb package, which allows quite a lot of customization. I don't think it would be easy to use Sweave to apply different highlighting to different parts of R code, but you could use fancyvrb directly.

When combining Sweave and beamer, you need to remember the opening


but that's probably true for \begin{verbatim} too.

I've also used the listings package (not with beamer), but didn't stick with it, I think because I didn't like the default style and was too lazy to customize it.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sun 06 Apr 2008 - 17:54:36 GMT

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