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Using Weave

You can write your documentation and code in input document using Markdown, Noweb or script syntax and use weave function to execute to document to capture results and figures.


Weave document with markup and julia code using Plots.jl for plots, out_path = :pwd makes the results appear in the current working directory.

#First add depencies for the example
using Pkg; Pkg.add.(["Plots", "DSP"])
using Weave
weave(joinpath(dirname(pathof(Weave)), "../examples", "FIR_design.jmd"), out_path=:pwd)


Tangling extracts the code from document:


Supported output formats

Weave sets the output format based on the file extension, but you can also set it using doctype option. The rules for detecting the format are:

ext == ".jl" && return "md2html"
contains(ext, ".md") && return "md2html"
contains(ext, ".rst") && return "rst"
contains(ext, ".tex") && return "texminted"
contains(ext, ".txt") && return "asciidoc"
return "pandoc"

You can get a list of supported output formats:

using Weave # hide

Document syntax

Weave uses markdown, Noweb or script syntax for defining the code chunks and documentation chunks. You can also weave Jupyter notebooks. The format is detected based on the file extension, but you can also set it manually using the informat parameter.

The rules for autodetection are:

ext == ".jl" && return "script"
ext == ".jmd" && return "markdown"
ext == ".ipynb" && return "notebook"
return "noweb"

Documentation chunks

In Markdown and Noweb input formats documentation chunks are the parts that aren't inside code delimiters. Documentation chunks can be written with several different markup languages.

Code chunks

Markdown format

Markdown code chunks are defined using fenced code blocks with options following on the same line. e.g. to hide code from output you can use:

 ```julia; echo=false`

Sample document

Inline code

You can also add inline code to your documents using

`j juliacode`


! juliacode

syntax. Using the j code syntax you can insert code anywhere in a line and with
the ! syntax the whole line after ! will be executed. The code will be replaced with captured output in the weaved document.

If the code produces figures the filename or base64 encoded string will be added to output e.g. to include a Plots figure in markdown you can use:

![A plot](`j plot(1:10)`)

or to produce any html output:

! display("text/html", "Header from julia");

Noweb format

Code chunks start with a line marked with <<>>= or <<options>>= and end with line marked with @. The code between the start and end markers is executed and the output is captured to the output document. See chunk options.

Script format

Weave also support script input format with a markup in comments. These scripts can be executed normally using Julia or published with Weave. Documentation is in lines starting with #', #%% or # %%, and code is executed and results are included in the weaved document.

All lines that are not documentation are treated as code. You can set chunk options using lines starting with #+ just before code e.g. #+ term=true.

The format is identical to Pweave and the concept is similar to publishing documents with MATLAB or using Knitr's spin. Weave will remove the first empty space from each line of documentation.

See sample document:

Setting document options in header

You can use a YAML header in the beginning of the input document delimited with "---" to set the document title, author and date e.g. and default document options. Each of Weave command line arguments and chunk options can be set in header using options field. Below is an example that sets document out_path and doctype using the header.

title : Weave example
author : Matti Pastell
date: 15th December 2016
  out_path : reports/
  doctype :  github

You can also set format specific options. Here is how to set different out_path for md2html and md2pdf and set fig_ext for both:

        out_path : html
        out_path : pdf
    fig_ext : .png

Passing arguments to documents

You can pass arguments as dictionary to the weaved document using the args argument to weave. The dictionary will be available as WEAVE_ARGS variable in the document.

This makes it possible to create the same report easily for e.g. different date ranges of input data from a database or from files with similar format giving the filename as input.

In order to pass a filename to a document you need call weave using:

weave("mydoc.jmd", args = Dict("filename" => "somedata.h5"))

and you can access the filename from document as follows:


You can use the `out_path` argument to control the name of the
output document.

## Include Weave document in Julia

You can call `include_weave` on a Weave document to run the contents
of all code chunks in Julia.

include_weave(doc, informat=:auto)
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