[Rd] Changing style for the Sweave vignettes

Paul Gilbert pgilbert902 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 15:35:27 CET 2014

You might also consider starting your vignettes with

  options(continue="  ")

Then you get one prompt but it is still easy to cut and paste. This has 
been in many of my packages for many years, so I think it would be fair 
to assume it is acceptable.


On 11/13/2014 06:56 AM, January Weiner wrote:
> Thank you, Søren and Brian for your answers.
> Whether this is the right list -- well, I think it is, since I am
> developing a package and would like to create a vignette which is
> useful and convenient for my users. I know how to extract the vignette
> code. However, most of my users don't.  Or if they do, they do not
> bother, but copy the examples from the PDF while they are reading it.
> At least that is my observation.
> I'm sorry that my e-mail was unclear -- I started my e-mail with "as a
> user, ...", but I did mention that it is my vignettes that I am
> concerned with.
> options(prompt=...) is an idea, though I'm still not sure as to the
> second part of my question - whether a vignette without a command
> prompt is acceptable in a package or not.
> Kind regards,
> j.
> On 13 November 2014 12:36, Brian G. Peterson <brian at braverock.com> wrote:
>> On 11/13/2014 05:09 AM, January Weiner wrote:
>>> As a user, I am always annoyed beyond measure that Sweave vignettes
>>> precede the code by a command line prompt. It makes running examples
>>> by simple copying of the commands from the vignette to the console a
>>> pain. I know the idea is that it is clear what is the command, and
>>> what is the output, but I'd rather precede the output with some kind
>>> of marking.
>>> Is there any other solution possible / allowed in vignettes? I would
>>> much prefer to make my vignettes easier to use for people like me.
>> I agree with Søren that this is not the right list, but to complete the
>> thread...
>> See the examples in
>> ?vignette
>> start just above
>> ## Now let us have a closer look at the code
>> All vignette's are compiled.  You can trivially extract all the code used
>> for any vignette in R, including any code not displayed in the text and
>> hidden from the user, from within R, or saved out to an editor so you can
>> source it line by line from Rstudio (or vim or emacs or...). That's the
>> whole point.
>> Regards,
>> Brian
>> --
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