Makefile for compiling LaTeX into PDF using Rubber
LatexCommon.mk provides a set of common LaTeX compilation targets which make building PDFs from LaTeX document a breeze.
Simple create a Makefile in your document directory and include LatexCommon.mk:
The primary .tex for your document should be specified before including LatexCommon.mk:
Example use of LatexCommon.mk is provided in the example directory. Simply navigate to the example directory and run make.
I have a paper I'm working on that I'm building using LatexCommon.mk. My paper's directory comprises:
# Symbolic link to a bibtex input file exported automatically from Mendeley Desktop. authors.bib # The LaTeX source for my paper. dynamic.tex # The makefile including LatexCommon.mk. makefile
where makefile contains:
TARGET=dynamic MATLAB_FIGURE_DIRECTORY=$(HOME)/phd/src/dynamic/paperfigures/figures/ LATEX_INCLUDE_PATHS+=$(MATLAB_FIGURE_DIRECTORY) ADDITIONAL_DEPS+=$(wildcard $(MATLAB_FIGURE_DIRECTORY)/*.pdf) include ../../../latex/LatexCommon.mk
authors.bib will be automatically included as a dependency of
dynamic.pdf. My paper includes a number of figures
that are generated by Matlab then saved as .pdfs in
$(HOME)/phd/src/dynamic/paperfigures/figures/; thus I've included
them as additional dependencies by appending to the
ADDITIONAL_DEPS variable. This means that if I regenerate the figures
from Matlab without otherwise changing
dynamic.tex a new
dynamic.pdf will be built with the new figures.