2016-10 A transformable markup document format

July 28, 2016
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(This article was first published on R – Stat Tech, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Many technologies now exist for writing a document in a format that can be transformed into various output formats for sharing. This report proposes that using markup, rather than one of the Markdown languages, is a good fit for writing flexible human- and machine-readable transformable documents. We propose a transformable markup document format written in XML. We also provide several examples of how the document format could be transformed.

Ashley Noel Hinton and Paul Murrell

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