[R] Sweave, Texshop, and sync with included Rnw file

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 17:23:08 CET 2013

On 13-01-09 9:09 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 13-01-09 3:25 PM, michele caseposta wrote:
>> Hello everyone.
>> I am in the process of writing a book in Latex with Texshop, on Mac.
>> This book contains a lot of R code, hence the need to use Sweave.
>> I was able to compile Rnw files, and to sync back and forth from the pdf to the source Rnw.
>> My problem now is that the book is divided in Chapters, and every chapter is in its own Rnw file.
>> I can compile them from the main one (book.Rnw) using the directive
>> \SweaveInput{chapter1.Rnw}
>> The problem stands in the fact that like this I am missing synchronization between the pdf and the source Rnw. If part of text is in book.Rnw I can synchronize, but if the text is in one of the included files, it just doesn't work.
>> I am using the sweave engine found in the following webpage:
>> http://cameron.bracken.bz/synctex-with-sweavepgfsweave-in-texshoptexworks
>> Has anybody succeeded in synchronizing with included Rnw files?
> This is a problem addressed by my patchDVI package, available on
> R-forge.  You have a main file (which can be .tex or .Rnw), and put code
> at the start of each .Rnw file to indicate where to find it.  Then you
> just run Sweave on one of the chapters, and it automatically produces
> the full document.
> The sample document here:
> http://www.umanitoba.ca/statistics/seminars/2011/3/4/duncan-murdoch-using-sweave-R/
> includes an appendix describing how to set this up with TeXShop.

I just committed an update to the vignette in patchDVI giving a quick 
version of the instructions for basic use. Version 1.8.1585 has the new 

I should get around to pushing it to CRAN one of these days...

Duncan Murdoch

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