New in knitr: Improved accessibility with image alt text

2021-04-20 Alison Hill, Christophe Dervieux, Yihui Xie
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The latest version of the knitr package is now on CRAN. A highlight of the version 1.32 release is the ability to add alt text to figures produced by code chunks. Read on to learn more about how to improve the accessibility of your knitted HTML-based output. Read more →

Latest news from the R Markdown family

2021-04-15 Alison Hill, Christophe Dervieux, Yihui Xie
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Happy spring! In this post, we'll share the latest news from the R Markdown family of packages so that you know all you need to know to take advantage of the newest features. New releases include the rmarkdown and pagedown packages, among others. Read more →

Model Monitoring with R Markdown, pins, and RStudio Connect

2021-04-08 Julia Silge
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Model monitoring is a key component of ModelOps, and the R ecosystem offers flexible, code-first solutions that meet the model monitoring needs of data science practitioners. Read more →

Announcing blogdown v1.0

2021-01-18 Alison Hill, Christophe Dervieux, Yihui Xie
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The blogdown package is now on CRAN. Read on for highlights from the version 1.0 release, including smoother workflows, new checking functions to guide you into the pit of success, the ability to pin Hugo versions, better organization of content files via page bundles, and the new Markdown mode for R Markdown posts. Read more →

Latest News from the R Markdown Family

2020-12-21 Alison Hill, Christophe Dervieux, Yihui Xie
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An end-of-2020 round-up of all the latest news from the R Markdown family of packages so that you know all you need to know to take advantage of the newest features. Read more →

RStudio 1.4 Preview: Citations

2020-11-09 JJ Allaire
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This post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.4, currently available as a preview release. A few weeks ago we blogged about the new visual markdown editor included in RStudio v1.4. Today we’ll go into more depth on the citation features included in visual mode, including easy insertion of citations from: Your document bibliography. Zotero personal or group libraries. DOI (Document Object Identifier) references. Searches of Crossref, DataCite, or PubMed. Read more →

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Visual Markdown Editing

2020-09-30 J.J. Allaire
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Today we’re excited to announce availability of our first Preview Release for RStudio 1.4, a major new release which includes the following new features: A visual markdown editor that provides improved productivity for composing longer-form articles and analyses with R Markdown. New Python capabilities, including display of Python objects in the Environment pane, viewing of Python data frames, and tools for configuring Python versions and conda/virtual environments. The ability to add source columns to the IDE workspace for side-by-side text editing. Read more →

learnr 0.10.0

2019-12-02 Barret Schloerke
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learnr 0.10.0 has been released! In this version of learnr, quiz questions have been expanded to allow for more question types. Text box quiz questions have been implemented natively within learnr and ranking questions have been implemented using the sortable package. The learnr R package makes it easy to turn any R Markdown document into an interactive tutorial. Tutorials consist of content along with interactive components for checking and reinforcing understanding. Read more →

Radix for R Markdown

2018-09-19 JJ Allaire
Today we’re excited to announce Radix, a new R Markdown format optimized for scientific and technical communication. Features of Radix include: Reader-friendly typography that adapts well to mobile devices. Flexible figure layout options (e.g. displaying figures at a larger width than the article text). Tools for making articles easily citeable, as well as for generating Google Scholar compatible citation metadata. The ability to incorporate JavaScript and D3-based interactive visualizations. Read more →

The Revamped bookdown.org Website

2018-07-25 Yihui Xie
Since we announced the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books, reports, notes, and tutorials written with this package and published to https://bookdown.org. We were excited to see that! At the same time, however, maintaining the list of books on bookdown.org has become more and more difficult because I must update the list manually to filter out books that are only skeletons or not built with bookdown (such as slides). Read more →