R Markdown

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
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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
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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 →

Announcing the R Markdown Book

2018-07-13 Yihui Xie
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It is exciting for us to see the amazing growth of the R Markdown ecosystem over the four years since the creation of R Markdown in 2014. Now you can author many types of documents, and build a wide range of applications based on R Markdown. As an effort to unite and improve the documentation of the R Markdown base package (rmarkdown) and several other extensions (such as bookdown, blogdown, pkgdown, flexdashboard, tufte, xaringan, rticles, and learnr) in one place, we authored a book titled “R Markdown: The Definitive Guide”, which is to be published by Chapman & Hall/CRC in about two weeks. Read more →

reticulate: R interface to Python

2018-03-26 JJ Allaire
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We are pleased to announce the reticulate package, a comprehensive set of tools for interoperability between Python and R. The package includes facilities for: Calling Python from R in a variety of ways including R Markdown, sourcing Python scripts, importing Python modules, and using Python interactively within an R session. Translation between R and Python objects (for example, between R and Pandas data frames, or between R matrices and NumPy arrays). Read more →

Announcing blogdown: Create Websites with R Markdown

2017-09-11 Yihui Xie
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Today I’m excited to announce a new R package, blogdown, to help you create general-purpose (static) websites with R Markdown. The first version of blogdown is available on CRAN now, and you can install it with: install.packages("blogdown") The source package is hosted on Github in the repository rstudio/blogdown. Since blogdown is a new package, you may install and test the development version using devtools::install_github("rstudio/blogdown") if you run into problems with the CRAN version. Read more →

Introducing learnr

2017-07-11 Garrett Grolemund
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We’re pleased to introduce the learnr package, now available on CRAN. The learnr 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. Tutorials can include any or all of the following: Narrative, figures, illustrations, and equations. Code exercises (R code chunks that users can edit and execute directly). Multiple choice quizzes. Read more →

Announcing bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown

2016-12-02 Yihui Xie
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We have released the R package bookdown (v0.3) to CRAN. It may be old news to some users, but we are happy to make an official announcement today. To install the package from CRAN, you can install.packages("bookdown") The bookdown package provides an easier way to write books and technical publications than traditional tools such as LaTeX and Word. It inherits the simplicity of syntax and flexibility for data analysis from R Markdown, and extends R Markdown for technical writing, so that you can make better use of document elements such as figures, tables, equations, theorems, citations, and references, etc. Read more →