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# knitr support in RStudio

### 2012-02-02

You are free to choose different engines to knit or weave the document, such as Sweave or knitr (please note the default is Sweave and you may want to change it to knitr), and you can also use different LaTeX backends such as pdflatex or xelatex.
Be aware also that, as of now, RStudio does not support biber or packages that basically require it such as biblatex-chicago. A number of workarounds have been thrown around (see comments here for example) but one reliable one, as proposed here, is to put the following in a chunk after \end{document}:
system(paste(

The only downside with this one is that it will fail the first time you compile a new file, before you have the auxiliary files generated; it’ll work after that though. The isbn-normalise option, by the way, is optional but generally very useful: it automatically inserts hyphens in the right places in ISBNs.