R syntax highlighting for bloggers on WordPress.com

September 20, 2010

(This article was first published on R-statistics blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Good news for href="http://r-bloggers.com/"> R bloggers who are using href="http://wordpress.com/">WordPress.com to host their blog.

This week, the good people running WordPress.com (special thanks goes to href="http://blog.yoavfarhi.com/">Yoav Farhi), have added the ability for all the users of the WordPress.com platform to be able to highlight their R code inside posts.

Basically you’ll need to wrap the code in your post like this:

test.function = function(r) {
    return(pi * r^2)

(Which will then look like this: /> src="http://www.r-bloggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/5008201283_e4e81e9e0c.jpg" alt="r syntax highlighted code example" /> /> )

Further details (and other supported languages) can be read about href="http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/">on this WordPress.com support page.

This new feature was possible thanks to the work of href="http://yihui.name/en">Yihui Xie (who create href="http://yihui.name/en/2010/07/my-talk-on-animations-at-user-2010/">the datetime="2010-09-20T19:14:44+00:00">famous cool animation package for R), who created a href="http://yihui.name/en/2010/09/syntaxhighlighter-brush-for-the-r-language/">R syntax brush for the syntaxhighlighter WordPress plugin (the plugin used by WordPress.com for sytnax highlighting) hands>. And thanks should also go to href="http://r.andrewredd.us/">Andrew Redd, the creator of href="http://r.andrewredd.us/?p=7">NppToR (which connects between notepad++ to R). He both made some good suggestions, and was game to take on the brush creation in case there would be problems, which thankfully so far there aren’t any)

p.s: If you are a WordPress.org users (e.g: have a self hosted WordPress blog) and want to enable R syntax highlighting for your blog, I would recommend the use of the href="http://www.r-statistics.com/2010/02/r-syntax-highlight-on-your-blog-a-wordpress-plugin/">WP-Syntax plugin (enhanced with GeSHi version which can be href="http://www.r-bloggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/wp-syntax-0.9.8-GeShi-">downloaded here.

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