[Rd] running Sweave from Windows XP Explorer

Gordon Smyth smyth at wehi.edu.au
Mon Jan 17 05:53:52 CET 2005

At 02:02 AM 17/01/2005, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>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$")) Sweave(i)
>Another idea would be
>rterm --no-save --args "%1" < c:/myscripts/MakeSweave.R > "%1.log"
>where MakeSweave.R was
>args <- commandArgs()
>inp <- args[length(args)]
>base <- sub("\.(Rnw|Rtex)$", "", 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.

Works for me too. Very nice. Thanks to you both.


>Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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