[ESS] Is ess supposed to help with Sweave documents?
pauljohn at ku.edu
Wed Oct 27 19:22:44 CEST 2004
I was just learning how to do Sweave documents with Emacs & R. I did
not find a simple 1-2-3 explanation of how this is supposed to go.
It seems downright awkward. Am I doing this right?
Open doc.Snw in emacs, fiddle that and save it, then do
to start R, then in the R session
it says the tex file is ready for latex, so in emacs I open "doc.tex"
and run latex on that. If "doc.tex" is already open, I have to revert
buffer, then run latex on that. Several times I accidentally edited the
tex file, when I should have been editing the Snw file.
I'm having trouble believing that other people (particularly, the
proponents of Sweave) are going through this tedious process. It is
such a convoluted process, I could never explain it to a graduate student.
If, in ESS, I could us a menu to say "filter document through R, run
latex on the result, and view the PDF document", it would be massively
more useful!! Do you have such a thing?
Sometimes the ESS functions for R are accessible inside the R code
chunks of the Sweave document, and I can send stuff to R to see what it
does. Sometimes the ESS functions disappear from Emacs, and I can't send
Paul E. Johnson email: pauljohn at ku.edu
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