I've been using LaTeX and R for a few years now, but am only now bringing them together via Sweave. As I put the document together, I run my R code in its own session to verify that it works properly, then add it to the Sweave file. Then, I Sweave the file in R. This goes fine, since all the R code has checked out. When I compile the TeX file, though, there are almost invariably errors that I have made.
Finding an error in the TeX file, tracing it to the Sweave file, and re-Sweaving and TeXing isn't that difficult. It does become a pain when there are multiple errors, meaning multiple reruns of Sweave and pdftex. It would be simpler if I could fix all the errors in the TeX file, which can be rerun alone simply, and have them transfer into the Sweave file, rendering it ready for a final Sweave and TeX compile.
Any tips on how you handle this workflow?
One tip is to not make any errors, but, as an economist, I believe that the optimal number of errors is probably greater than 0.