# Can't set singlespacing for code chunks only

I'm just going to put the question inside an example .Rnw code block. It's easiest to see the problem when this is compiled into a .pdf file. I'm using pdfLaTeX and knitr to compile the file from within RStudio. Note that it is important that the code chunks also run in R, since they may be doing things like telling R to draw plots which will be part of the document.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{setspace}
\doublespacing
\begin{document}
\section*{Question Part 1.}
I am writing this document inside RStudio, using Sweave. I want everything
in the document to be doublespaced with the exception of R code chunks,
which I want to be singlespaced for the sake of tidiness and saving space.
It is important that the code chunks also run in R, since they may be doing
things like telling R to draw plots which will be part of the document.
\section*{Question Part 2.}
The problem that I seem to be having is that when I put in a command to
begin singlespacing and a command to end single spacing around an R code
chunk, text that is not inside the begin and end singlespacing command, for
some reason, ends up being singlespaced as well, even though as far as I can
tell it should be doublespaced, as can be seen with the text in this very
paragraph (if you've compiled it into a .pdf).
\begin{singlespacing}
<<echo=TRUE>>=
k=3
mse=0.347
d=0.85
alpha=0.05
n=30
pwr.df=data.frame(row.names = 1:n)
pwr.df$n=1:n @ \end{singlespacing} Strangely, the problem doesn't occur for text which follows the "end" of the singlespacing commmand, but text which comes before the 'begin' singlespacing command is affected, as can be seen here. \end{document}  • I think the environment name is singlespace, not singlespacing. Anyway does it help to add a blank line before \begin{singlespacing} and after \end{singlespacing}? – Andrew Swann Apr 21 '17 at 6:38 • No, blank lines didn't make any difference. – Jesse Maher Apr 22 '17 at 14:49 ## 1 Answer I'm not sure what the cause of the problem is, but if you put the code inside a minipage it works as you want: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{setspace} \begin{document} \doublespacing \section*{Question Part 1.} I am writing this document inside RStudio, using Sweave. I want everything in the document to be doublespaced with the exception of R code chunks, which I want to be singlespaced for the sake of tidiness and saving space. It is important that the code chunks also run in R, since they may be doing things like telling R to draw plots which will be part of the document. \section*{Question Part 2.} The problem that I seem to be having is that when I put in a command to begin singlespacing and a command to end single spacing around an R code chunk, text that is not inside the begin and end singlespacing command, for some reason, ends up being singlespaced as well, even though as far as I can tell it should be doublespaced, as can be seen with the text in this very paragraph (if you've compiled it into a .pdf). \begin{minipage}{\linewidth} \singlespacing <<echo=TRUE>>= k=3 mse=0.347 d=0.85 alpha=0.05 n=30 pwr.df=data.frame(row.names = 1:n) pwr.df$n=1:n
@
\end{minipage}
Strangely, the problem doesn't occur for text which follows the "end" of the
singlespacing commmand, but text which comes before the 'begin'
singlespacing command is affected, as can be seen here.
\end{document}