[Rd] vignette compilation times

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 03:50:05 CET 2009

Thanks for the inventive workaround.

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 1:37 PM, Berwin A Turlach
<berwin at maths.uwa.edu.au> wrote:
> G'day Gabor,
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:47:53 -0500
> Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> [...]
>> Unless this has changed recently,I've tried including a PDF but it
>> does not appear in library(help = myPackage) nor on the CRAN site on
>> http://cran.r-project.org/package=myPackage
>> while Sweave'd PDFs do.
> If you want a PDF file to appear in library(help=myPackage), then you
> can write a vignette that just includes that PDF file via \includepdf
> from the LaTeX package(?) pdfpages.
> You will, of course, end up with two PDF files that are practically
> identical.  So you might want to exclude the original PDF file from the
> build package via .Rbuildignore.
> If you do so, the next problem is that since R 2.6.0 "R CMD check" is
> trying to latex the vignette and not just checks the code in the
> vignette.  And in current TeX systems latex will hang if \includepdf
> does not find the specified PDF file; latex does not stop with an
> error, it hangs.
> So the vignette has to be written smart enough to try to include the
> PDF file via \includepdf only if the file really exists, but that can
> easily be done.  See the package lasso2 for an example.
> If you follow this set up, your PDF file will show up in
> library(help=myPackage) and your package will pass "R CMD check" on
> HTH.
> Cheers,
>        Berwin

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