One R Markdown Document, Fourteen Demos

R Markdown is a document format based on the R language and Markdown to intermingle computing with narratives in the same document.

One R Markdown Document, Fourteen Demos

February 4, 2020

R Markdown is a document format based on the R language and Markdown to intermingle computing with narratives in the same document. With this simple format, you can actually do a lot of things. For example, you can generate reports dynamically (no need to cut-and-paste any results because all results can be dynamically generated from R), write papers and books, create websites, and make presentations. In this talk, I'll use a single R Markdown document to give demos of the R packages rmarkdown,

  • bookdown for authoring books (https://bookdown.org),
  • blogdown for creating websites (https://github.com/rstudio/blogdown),
  • rticles for writing journal papers (https://github.com/rstudio/rticles),
  • xaringan for making slides (https://github.com/yihui/xaringan),
  • flexdashboard for generating dashboards (https://github.com/rstudio/flexdashboard),
  • learnr for tutorials (https://github.com/rstudio/learnr),
  • rolldown for storytelling (https://github.com/yihui/rolldown),

And the integration between Shiny and R Markdown. To make the best use of your time during the presentation, I recommend you to take a look at the rmarkdown website in advance: https://rmarkdown.rstudio.com.

 

Materials: blog post, R-script


About the speaker

Yihui Xie

Yihui Xie is a software engineer at RStudio. He earned his PhD from the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University. He is interested in interactive statistical graphics and statistical computing. As an active R user, he has authored several R packages, such as knitr, bookdown, blogdown, xaringan, tinytex, rolldown, animation, DT, tufte, formatR, fun, xfun, mime, highr, servr, and Rd2roxygen. He also co-authored a few other R packages, including shiny, rmarkdown, rticles, and leaflet. He has authored two books, "Dynamic Documents with knitr" (Xie 2015), and "bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown" (Xie 2016), and co-authored two books, "blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown" (Xie, Hill, and Thomas 2017), and "R Markdown: The Definitive Guide" (Xie, Allaire, and Grolemund 2018).