# [R] dynamic reports with sweave: error when compiling the tex-file

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Thu Apr 7 14:42:57 CEST 2016

Did you really put spaces between the backslashes and the keywords? That would be a problem...
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On April 7, 2016 4:32:29 AM PDT, paladini at trustindata.de wrote:
>Hello,
>I took my first steps in dynamic reports with Gnu R and used sweave().
>
>I therefore run Sweave() with an example of Friedrich Leisch, starting
>
>like this:
>
>\ documentclass [ a4paper ]{ article }
>\ title { Sweave Example 1}
>\ author { Friedrich Leisch }
>\ begin { document }
>\ maketitle
>and so on.
>
>It worked very well but when I tried to compile the latex file I get
>this error message: ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}."
>
>
>But clearly there is a "begin{document}"
>
>I looked for a clue searching the internet and read that maybe my
>editor writes invisible signs, so called boms, so that "\begin
>{document} " is not really at the beginninng but these boms.
>
>Unfortunatly I have not the faintest how to solve the problem.
>
>(I am using GNU R 3.01 and windows10 and installed MiKTex.)
>
>It would be really nice if someone could help me!
>
>
>Best  regards and thanking you in anticipation.
>
>Claudia
>
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