{external-files} is about external files included in a document, e.g., pictures via \includegraphics, or parts of a document via \input or \include. For questions about files automatically generated by LaTeX (.aux, .log, .out, .toc, ...) use {auxiliary-files}.

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Conditional evaluation of Sweave chunk

I'm using some R code to import and manipulate a time series. The code takes some minutes to run and, as a result, it generates a relatively small time series. Now, to prevent typesetting to take an ...
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LaTeX external document referencing from Main tex file

I have a file structure like this Main.tex chapters (folder) Chapter_1 (folder) chap1.tex Chapter_2 (folder) chap2.tex To refence diagrams and equations from chap1.tex in chap2.tex, I ...
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hyperref link to file at position

I'm a newbie. I've figured out how to set up a hyperlink link to a file (in my case, a PDF) on the hard drive. But I would also like to change the starting position when this PDF opens up. This PDF ...
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Absolute path for pgf externalisation

The graphic externalisation works well when it is done in a subfolder of my TeX files with the command \tikzsetexternalprefix{figures/} However, I get an error message when I try to set a different ...
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Setting Folder for Data pgfplots in LyX

I'm trying to get a figure in my LaTeX document, but I struggle to set the search-path I use \addplot[blue] table {invcum.dat}; from the example, however it keeps saying ! Package pgfplots Error: ...
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Save Feynman diagram files in a subfolder

Suppose one has a simple Feynman diagram, such as the following MWE (which has to be run with -shell-escape, I guess this is to allow compilation to "escape the shell" to run metapost). \...
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\if and \fi inside different \def macros

Recently I failed to solve specific task in LaTeX. I wanted to make document with several sections, each divided on several subsections. Each section I had placed to separate files, and used \input ...
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tikz externalization: list and make forces make to recompile the tikz images every time

I'm trying to speed up my latex development by parallelising as much tasks as possible and by redoing as little work as possible on every run. Amongst other things, I want to externalise my tikz ...
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How can I read in files paragraph by paragraph?

I have an interesting project here and, while I could do it manually, it seems to me to be an interesting puzzle to automate it. I have the following structure: ./ +- main.tex | +- originals/ | | | ...
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How to color groups of bars in a graph, coming form an external file?

I have a graph displaying bars and error bars, the numbers comming from an external .dat, being simply black and white. And this is how I got there: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{...
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Clickable file links from in-text reference

I am currently using natbib to reference articles that I have in Mendeley. I have figured out how to get clickable links such that clicking on the in-text reference brings me to the actual reference ...
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view dependencies within lyx file

I have a lyx file that has a bunch of child documents (tables) embedded in it. How can I generate a list of these external files that are included in my main file when I compile (pdflatex) it? This ...
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Reading a defined number of line from a file with **addplot**

I'm using addplot to create figures from an external txt file. I want to create different figures, using an increasing number of lines of the data file. Obviously i can create different data files ...
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copying the compiled pdf in a folder from within tex file

In order to keep clean the folder where my .tex file is, I have successfully adopted the strategy suggested in other posts (see e.g. here or here), setting -output-directory=build and -aux-directory=...
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pgfplotstable: typset csv with 2 or more header lines (eg. name, unit, comment)

I am exporting from Origin and get a Data.csv like this: Short_Name1; Short_Name2 Long_Name1; Long_Name2 Unit1; Unit2 Comment1; Comment2 1,1; 2,0 3,5; 4,3 When I try to ...
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Can LaTeX automatically search directories and \include discovered files?

I have a master document that has a lot of entries like the following: \include{entries/20141212-some-article/entry} \include{entries/20141215-another-article/entry} \include{entries/20141225-...
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File Inheritance Structure Possible?

Is it possible to make a kind of inheritance while working with big projects in LaTeX? I think of a tree like inheritance where each child (which are tex-files) inherits the packages and commands of ...
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How to maintain data to be both implemented and documented (in a personal package)

I'm looking for the best strategy for maintaining, in a personal package, a (long) list of data that has to be defined in the implementation and to be documented in the documentation. Let me be more ...
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Knitr/LaTeX: conditional execution based on external parameters

I'm using knitr to create LaTeX documents with integrated R code. Now I'd like to readout some external parameters (saved in a TXT or CSV file) and create a document based on the conditions specified ...
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Automatically externalizing content of a PGFplot as a PNG

I've got basically the same issue as in this question: I have a rather complicated plot made with PGFplots and I can get a very significant file size reduction by using a rasterized image (PNG) ...
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Writing modular classes

As an OOP programmer, I am very attracted to the idea of making separate files for independent features within a class definition, where each feature I feel is too long to be included inline in the ...
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Externalize Tikz figures with pdflatex

I want to externalize all figures I have created with Tikz in my document. When I use the following code using TexShop 3.5 under OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Include file with prefixed labels

Say I \include A.tex and B.tex in main.tex. Say A.tex has something labeled in it, \label{a}. Then I can just reference this in B.tex as \ref{a} without any problem. I don't want to be able to do this:...
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tikz externalize itself is slow

I am following the instructions for externalization and makefiles. I'm using a macbook air with 4Gb of RAM. I find that the step involving the parallel make is extremely slow and uses a lot of RAM, ...
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How can I make TeX find tikz's files without moving all of them?

I'm trying to recreate my file system on a cloud server so I can SSH into it from my new tablet. So I have def.tex, my main list of custom macros, which accesses tikz.tex: \input tikz/plain/pgf/...
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UPDATE LATEX missing file

my latex is already installed but at simulation some tex\context\base\supp-pdf.mkii file missing of mptopdf package, for update proxy server adress and port no.** and also proxy authentication Name ...
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Silence file inclusion messages?

The question seems so natural, that I would have expected it to be well researched. But, I could not find any resources. In compiling my source, I get notified on 249 file inclusions. This clutter ...
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Importing pgfplot labels from external files

I create large tizk-pictures which require me to use the externalize library due to memory issues. I define these pictures in a secondary file figures.tex which I can compile to receive the pfds of ...
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inputenc -w- \scantokens \expandafter

Sorry to bother everyone again - this is a followup question to my earlier question: Can openout handle a filename with spaces? (I suppose I can combine this with the earlier question, but this ...
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How to load input file with given starting string but unknown end?

In the directory of my latex source there are input files: input_01.tex, input_02.tex, etc. It is very easy to load them with a for cycle. But how to load them if their names are: input_01_noteone.tex,...
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LaTeX Figures in Scientific Workplace

I'm trying to use Scientific Workplace to compile a document that was written in LaTeX. Everything is fine but the figures. In the LaTeX file I wrote \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \...
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Generate only aux file for external files

I use an external document by both \input-ting it and cross-referecing labels. It looks a bit like this: \zexternaldocument*{external} In picture \ref{external-link}, you see ... \input{external} ...