[R] Rstudio: is it possible to create a document out of a working script?
hb at biostat.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 20 17:36:56 CEST 2014
On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 2:40 AM, Luca Cerone <luca.cerone at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Berend, sorry if it OT (though I think that the process is pretty
> much Rstudio independent, since what Rstudio does is wrap up knitr and
> their package Rmarkdown,
> but all the process can be run from the shell).
> Bob, so far this is what I do, but it is not ideal for two reasons:
> 1. I would like my report to be a step by step guide of what the
> script does. Wrapping the scripts in small functions, subscripts
> doesn´t help,
> because in the report what you would see is "source("subscript.r"),
> not the content of the subscript.
> 2. in a way I would need the exact opposite of what knitr and
> Rmarkdown do (at least by default). I would like to document my script
> in a way that can be run independently of the report and that, when
> neede, could use the comments to generate the report, similarly to how
> roxygen2 works when writing the documentation.
> Thanks a lot for the help,
> apologies again if this is OT (if so please remove the thread and I
> will ask in the the Rstudio support).
> 2014-06-20 11:28 GMT+02:00 Bob O'Hara <rni.boh at gmail.com>:
>> How about simply using source() to call the script? If necessary, wrap bits
>> of the script in functions, so you source a file with lots of functions, and
>> then call the ones you need, as you need them.
>> On 20 June 2014 11:20, Luca Cerone <luca.cerone at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I am very happy with the new features introduced by Rstudio about how
>>> to create documents embedding R code.
>>> I would like to know though if there is some way to embed code from a
>>> working script into an Rmd document.
>>> I have several working scripts for which I would like to report the
>>> results, but I would like to avoid
>>> copy and paste the code in the Rmd document: the pipeline is still a
>>> work in progress,
>>> and it is likely that I will end up changing the code and parameters
>>> in the script.
>>> As you can imagine, having to copy and paste my code is prone error,
>>> and leads to a lot of code replication.
>>> I would like to avoid this, but couldn´t find a straightforward way so
>>> Thanks a lot in advance,
>>> of course if you have other advices, or comments on best practices for
>>> this sort of thing,
>>> I would like to hear them from you.
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