[R-SIG-Mac] [Rd] R 3.1.0: 'R CMD Sweave' deletes non tex files created upon batch mode exit

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 14:12:31 CEST 2014

On 15 Apr 2014, at 13:14 , Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14/04/2014, 10:23 AM, Marc Schwartz wrote:
>> Hi Martin,
>> Thanks for your confirmation on this.
>> I normally do not use R CMD Sweave, as I too run under ESS in normal day to day operations. This finding was a quirk of having a particular Rnw document that I occasionally run using R CMD Sweave and I had done so over the weekend, realizing this behavior.
> This sounds like an argument for dropping R CMD Sweave, rather than fixing it.  The bug was introduced in July, 2013, and nobody noticed it because so few people use that feature, and apparently nobody who does use it bothers to test pre-release versions.

I'd say that that cat is out of the bag. There are probably umpteen documents around suggesting "R CMD Sweave". As people use Sweave only sporadically, it could take years before the old usage got stamped out. And anyways, the command format is the obvious way to generate documents in scripts and makefiles, isn't it?


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