RMarkdown Recitation




March 1, 2001

R Markdown Recitation

This will be your template RMarkdown document for playing around with RMarkdown. This was opened using the default Rmd settings. You are going to be playing around with the 3 components of an Rmd:

  1. text
  2. code
  3. the YAML (aka the header)

To see if each of your changes has worked, you will need to knit.


Write text that generates in italics.

Write text that generates in bold

Try playing around with header levels

Add a hyperlink

Add an image. Note you will do this differently if you are adding an image from internet vs one you have on your local machine. Also remember your working directory is the location of your Rmd and you may want to have a directory called img where images are stored.

Add a block quote

Make a bulleted list


Create a code chunk by typing

Create a code chunk using the toolbar

Create a code chunk using the keyboard shortcut

Write some code within a chunk and execute it

Write some code in line (within your text) and knit

Try using the different options for your code chunks. Remember you can use multiple at once. Get code to run but not display Get code to display but not run Get code to hide messages Add a figure caption Add alt text

Give your chunk a name


Edit the default components of the YAML to be personalized to you

Play around with adding a: Table of contents Code download button Code folding

Play around with the default themes https://www.datadreaming.org/post/r-markdown-theme-gallery/

Play around themes from prettydoc, rmdformats and/or tufte

Other stuff

Play around with the visual editor

Make the table of contents viewable in your document

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