# dep_auto

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##### Build automatic dependencies among chunks

When the chunk option autodep = TRUE, all names of objects created in a chunk will be saved in a file named __objects and all global objects used in a chunk will be saved to __globals. This function can analyze object names in these files to automatically build cache dependencies, which is similar to the effect of the dependson option. It is supposed to be used in the first chunk of a document and this chunk must not be cached.

##### Usage
dep_auto(path = opts_chunk\$get("cache.path"))
##### Arguments
path

Path to the dependency file.

##### Value

NULL. The dependencies are built as a side effect.

##### Note

Be cautious about path: because this function is used in a chunk, the working directory when the chunk is evaluated is the directory of the input document in knit, and if that directory differs from the working directory before calling knit(), you need to adjust the path argument here to make sure this function can find the cache files __objects and __globals.

##### References

https://yihui.name/knitr/demo/cache/

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##### Aliases
• dep_auto
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