[Rd] Sweave.sh shell script on CRAN

Gregor Gorjanc gregor.gorjanc at bfro.uni-lj.si
Mon Apr 16 13:53:21 CEST 2007

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> 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?
> We don't ship Perl or sh.exe, but we do describe how to get them in the
> R Admin manual.

Maybe I got this totally wrong. Say someone who uses Windows finds R and
installs it via setup file. Can he/she launch the folowing without
having Perl and/or sh.exe?

R CMD script whateverOption

> I'd be interested in talking to you about integration of my patchDVI
> functions into your script.  They allow forward and reverse search
> between the .dvi file and the .Rnw file (in yap and xdvi, at least).

I am all ears.


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