[Rd] Sweave.sh shell script on CRAN

Gregor Gorjanc gregor.gorjanc at bfro.uni-lj.si
Mon Apr 16 13:01:37 CEST 2007

Dear developeRs,

Martin Maechler has suggested that I resend this email to R-devel
instead to R-packages for further comments and potential availability
for Windows.


I have uploaded my Sweave (bash) shell script on CRAN. It is available at


In short this script runs Sweave on given Rnw file(s) and post process
produced tex file(s) with LaTeX and friends directly from command line.
It has quite a rich set of command line options to mainly ease the LaTeX

Please do not hesitate to contact me in case you find errors or have
suggestions and/or code contributions. I am particularly, interested in
making this script work under Windows.


I do not have any experience with use of (bash) shell scripts under
Windows. Sweave.sh can be used with Cygwin, but I am not sure how to use
shell script without Cygwin. I noticed that some "scripts" in R*/bin
directory on our Windows machine are perl (build, check, INSTALL, ...)
and shell (Rd2dvi.sh, Stangle.sh, Sweave.sh, ...) scripts. This
therefore means that R ships also perl and shell interpreter or am I
missing something?


Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor Gorjanc
University of Ljubljana     PhD student
Biotechnical Faculty        www: http://www.bfro.uni-lj.si/MR/ggorjan
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