Thanks, Duncan. The files in question are Emacs Org-mode files, and I think these are more or less isomorphic to Rmd files, but I haven't used Org-mode in a long time, so I think the mapping (Org-mode ==> Rmd) would be painful.
-- Mike On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:20 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.dun...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 18/02/2018 9:06 PM, Michael Hannon wrote: >> >> Greetings. The group that I work with has just started using the approach >> outlined in Karl Broman's handy primer: >> >> http://kbroman.org/pkg_primer/pages/vignettes.html >> >> to create vignettes for a couple of R packages. >> >> This works fine as long as we have a current Rmd version of the vignette. >> But >> we have some old PDF documents that we'd like to include as vignettes as >> well. >> I'd like to know if there's a way to include such PDF files as vignettes. >> >> We *do* have the source files for the PDF files in question, but it would >> be >> tedious to convert those source files to Rmd format. >> >> My first thought was simply to add the PDF files to the .../vignettes >> subdirectory and run the devtools::build_vignettes() function (mentioned >> in >> the Broman tutorial), but that doesn't work. I.e., the PDF files don't >> appear >> in the list of vignettes for the package. >> >> And after running devtools::build_vignettes I see that there's a lot of >> additional stuff in: >> >> ...lib/R/site-library/<package_name>/... >> >> so I don't see any obvious way to "fool" R into using the PDF files that >> haven't gone through the whole knitr/rmarkdown process. (Not to mention >> that >> such an approach would be fragile at best.) > > > You don't say what format the source is, but if it is LaTeX, you just need > to add some comments at the beginning, rename ending in .Rnw, and R will > recognize plain LaTeX files as Sweave vignettes. > > See the Writing R Extensions manual, section 1.4. > > Duncan Murdoch > >> >> Suggestions welcome. Thanks. >> >> -- Mike >> >> ______________________________________________ >> Rfirstname.lastname@example.org mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see >> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help >> PLEASE do read the posting guide >> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html >> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. >> > ______________________________________________ Remail@example.com mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.