I tried all answers posted here or on other pages, but nothing worked. I need to set the parameters for listings package to simulate R code, so:

% parameters here

All the suggested questions/answers gave me some strange-looking code. Maybe R has different code coloring for different versions? I have R studio, it's a relatively new R environment.

  • if nothing satisfactory exists you can write your own language bindings, it's not particularly difficult. Start with the keywords and comment characters, and go on from there.
    – alexis
    Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 23:16
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    Have you tried SweaveListingUtils or knitr?
    – hpesoj626
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 0:14
  • @hpesoj626 I haven't tried them. How do I actually use those packages? Do they enable me to include R files into my document? Or they enable me to type R-like code in my document?
    – Vidak
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 23:00
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    Personally, I use the knitr package by Yihui, who is also a member of this site. Yihui has some demo files in knitr's official site: yihui.name/knitr. What you do is you write your LaTeX file as you usually do but save it as a .Rnw file instead of .tex. Of course you should install knitr in R first using install.packages. You then load it via library(knitr) and knit your document by running knit("yourfile.Rnw") in your R console. I usually use knitr with Rstudio.
    – hpesoj626
    Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 0:51
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    Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 14:35

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Here is a simple example to get you started.

  a <- c(1,2,3)
  b <- data.frame(this=a,that=c(3,4,5))

The "literate" part gives you nicer assignment arrows, which is useful if you use "<-" for assignment, and there is a great deal more customisation that you can do. For full details you should read the fine manual on CTAN.

  • that's nice, thank you, but could you maybe suggest more parameters? for a complete syntax? :) if i knew how to create them, I would've done so on my own :P
    – Vidak
    Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 23:51
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    @Vidak Does this help?
    – masu
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 7:41

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