[R] running texi2dvi without running bibtex
aidan.corcoran11 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 10:00:09 CET 2011
I think you're right. I should have read the texi2dvi help more
carefully - it says
Run latex and bibtex until all cross-references are resolved and
create either a dvi or PDF file.
there doesn't seem to be a way to not run bibtex. But as you
suggested, all I have to do is
(I didn't know about this system command before you mentioned it).
thanks for your help!
On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:07 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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...
> Duncan Murdoch
>> 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>
>> > 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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