Feature Request Tracker

ID:34 🔗
Status:Closed (Not Implemented)
Submitted by:Richard Schwinn
Date:2015-07-16 21:49:56
Summary:Output A Large TeX File Without Compiling


When using datatool for mail-merge purposes, could you enable the output of a TEX file pre-compilation? Since datatool goes to work as the file is being compiled, I understand why this may not be possible.

Ultimately my goal is to use knitr to call R for the graphics and final compilation. I am generating reports on each of the 50 states and I would like to perform statistical analyses and produce professional pdfs in 1-step. In this way, updates to each of the 50 lines of my CSV file could immediately be incorporated into a polished pdf.


I'm sorry, I don't think that's possible. I think a more efficient approach would be to write a script that reads the CSV file and creates the TeX file with the appropriate information including all the statistical analysis.

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