[Rd] Non-vignette sweave file in package

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 19:04:04 CEST 2013

On 04/04/2013 10:55 AM, ONKELINX, Thierry wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm documenting an elaborate analysis as a private package. The package writes all required output to a database. I use a Sweave file to transform all the results from the database into a report.
> Now I would like to add this Sweave to my package. I'm a bit puzzled on how to do that. It is not a vignette: the data is not available when the package is build and I need to recompile the Sweave file on demand (after the analysis was run).
> So I have two questions.
> 1) Where to put a non-vignette Sweave file in a package.
> 2) How do I compile that Sweave file.

1) You can put it anywhere you like in the inst directory, but "doc" 
might make sense (if it doesn't trigger warnings about a badly formed 
vignette, I haven't checked).  When installed, it moves up one level.  
So ".../inst/doc/mydoc.Rnw"
will be retrievable as system.file("doc/mydoc.Rnw", package="mypkg").

2) Use Sweave() and tools::texi2pdf().  You might want to write your own 
function that calls those, after saving the data in the appropriate place.

Duncan Murdoch

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> Thierry
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