[Rd] Sweave processes \Sexpr in commented LaTeX source (2.3.1patched and 2.4.0)

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Sep 20 17:35:37 CEST 2006

Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> writes:
> ..not to mention TeX comments inside Sexpr (e.g. %*%...). Skipping
> lines with % as the first character might be a viable compromise
> though. 

+1.  You could probably ignore any lines where the first
non-whitespace char is '%'.  But if that seems to risky, then only
recognizing first-char-is-% seems a worthwhile heuristic.

Another place where this has bitten people is when they do:


Sweave picks that up and doesn't insert the usepackage line itself.
So ignoring LaTeX comment lines would solve two problems.


+ seth

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