[R] running texi2dvi without running bibtex
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 21:07:19 CET 2011
On 07/12/2011 12:24 PM, Aidan Corcoran wrote:
> Hi Duncan,
> thanks for your help. Unfortunately
> texi2dvi("onepager", pdf = TRUE, texi2dvi = "pdflatex")
> seems to run into the same issue. I searched the documentation as you
> suggested (http://docs.miktex.org/2.9/manual/pdftex.html) and also
> checked pdflatex --help, but can't find a command line option to
> prevent the bibtex call. I think there should be one, since it's an
> option in texniccenter, but I guess this is now a latex not an r
> question (although I'm not sure exactly where I would put the command
> line option in the texi2dvi call above). If I can't find a way to do
> it then I'll take the batch approach as you suggested.
I suspect it's a different problem: pdflatex shouldn't run bibtex. But
who knows what MikTeX might choose to do...
> Thanks again!
> I know texniccenter has an option to not run bibtex when calling
> pdflatex, but this is a tick box so I can’t find out what the command
> line option is from there.
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Duncan Murdoch<murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 07/12/2011 6:47 AM, Aidan Corcoran wrote:
> >> Dear all,
> >> I was hoping someone may know a way of running texi2dvi while ignoring
> >> bibtex errors, or any other work around (such as not running bibtex at
> >> all, if possible).
> >> The context is that I have an R program that does some calculations
> >> and writes a table into various folders, one per country for several
> >> countries. I have a latex file that takes the table as an input, and
> >> this latex file is copied into each folder. I would like to use R to
> >> compile the latex files, to avoid having to open and compile them
> >> individually. The files are simple one page files with no citations,
> >> so need no biblio.
> >> If I switch to one of the folders containing a table and a latex file and
> >> run
> >> texi2dvi("onepager", pdf = TRUE, clean = FALSE, quiet = FALSE,
> >> texi2dvi = getOption("texi2dvi"),
> >> texinputs = NULL, index = TRUE)
> >> I get
> >> running command '"C:\PROGRA~1\MIKTEX~1.9\miktex\bin\texi2dvi.exe"
> >> --pdf "onepager" -I "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-213~1.0/share/texmf/tex/latex"
> >> -I "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-213~1.0/share/texmf/bibtex/bst"' had status 1
> >> and no pdf produced.
> >> I think the problem is that the absence of a biblio causes an error.
> >> The files compile in Texniccenter (with a warning on "no \citation
> >> commands" etc). Does anyone know of a trick to avoid this problem?
> >> Thanks very much for any help!
> > You might want to check the MikTeX documentation to see if there's an option
> > to do that, but I couldn't spot one listed in "texi2dvi --help". So I'd
> > suggest that you don't use the texi2dvi executable, just run pdflatex via
> > texi2dvi("onepager", texi2dvi="pdflatex", ...)
> > (or by setting the texi2dvi option) with the ... being appropriate other
> > commands. If that doesn't work, then write a batch or cmd file to do
> > exactly what you want, and use system() to run it.
> > Duncan Murdoch
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