I've been looking into using latexmk to create my documents because it automatically handles how many passes the document needs to be fully processed etc. So, for example, a simple run of latexmk -pdf ...
Possible Duplicate: Too many compiles when using latexmk with mpgraphics I'm trying to set up my TeX builds for optimal performance and would like to use latexmk for optimum ...
I am currently using the TikZ external package in order to avoid recompiling all figures in my thesis. There are more than 50 figures, relying on large data, and a full build without externalizing ...