[Rd] packages with Sweave and knitr vignettes?
dtenenba at fhcrc.org
Fri Aug 23 22:40:19 CEST 2013
On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Michael Friendly <friendly at yorku.ca> wrote:
> Now that R 3.0.0+ supports non-Sweave vignettes, R-exts \S 1.4.2 seems to
> imply that
> it is possible to include both Sweave and knitr vignettes in a single
> I'm wondering
> if anyone has tried this and/or if there are some hidden gotchas putting
> this into practice,
> and concerned about creating problems with CRAN checks if I try this.
You could easily find out. Add vign2.Rnw to your package, build it, then run
R CMD check --as-cran mypkg_.0.0.1.tar.gz
> Consider two vignettes:
> pkg/vignettes/vign1.Rnw, containing:
> % !Rnw weave = Sweave
> pkg/vignettes/vign2.Rnw, containing:
> % !Rnw weave = knitr
> both are .Rnw files, distinguished only by \VignetteEngine. vign1.Rnw is
> currently in my
> package, and vign2.Rnw compiles OK outside it, using knitr in an R console
> or RStudio.
> R-exts implies that the DESCRIPTION file must include (minimally):
> VignetteBuilder: Sweave, knitr
> Suggests: knitr
> Is anything more/different required? Does a package exist that does this?
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