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Inserting “Edit on GitHub” Buttons in a Single R Markdown Document

February 9, 2019
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Inserting “Edit on GitHub” Buttons in a Single R Markdown Document

As the R Markdown ecosystem becomes larger, users now may encounter situations where they have to make decisions on which output format of R Markdown to use. One may found none of the formats suitable – the features essential to the output document one wants may scatter across different output formats of R Markdown. Here is a real example I encountered....

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Using Travis-CI to Create R-bloggers for Taiwan

January 29, 2019
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R-bloggers.com is a great platform for R users, but I sometimes feel awkward to publish posts on R-bloggers when I have things to share that are only relevant to users in Taiwan1. Inspired by R-bloggers, I thought maybe I could use Travis-CI and GitHub to create a blog that automatically updates its posts by retrieving them from submitted RSS...

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Customizing Hugo / Blogdown RSS Templates

December 12, 2018
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Blogdown makes it easy to create Hugo blogs or personal websites, and it is becoming more and more popular in the R community. Once the blog is created, people might want to submit their blogs’ RSS feeds to R-bloggers. But before that can happen, one must modify the RSS template to meet the requirements of RSS submission. Due to my...

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Create a Glossary in R Markdown

October 23, 2018
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Create a Glossary in R Markdown

I was thinking about creating a glossary in bookdown and found out that there was already an issue about it. I like Yihui’s recommendation: use Pandoc’s definition lists. This was exactly what I had been doing, but I quickly found out that there was a major drawback – the definition lists won’t order alphabetically unless written in that way. So...

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Easy Linguistics Document Writing with R Markdown

September 8, 2018
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Easy Linguistics Document Writing with R Markdown

I’ve written a post about rendering IPA symbols properly regardless of the output format of the R Markdown document. I implemented the ideas into an R package, linguisticsdown. linguisticsdown provides a Shiny interface to facilitate inserting IPA s...

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Rendering IPA Symbols in R Markdown

September 5, 2018
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I was thinking about promoting reproducible research in Linguistics, or more precisely, how to attract people with no programming skills to have incentives to learn at least a bit programming, so that they have the ability to make their research more reproducible. I arrived at the solution: start by adopting R Markdown to write articles (see the last section...

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Making Jekyll Blog Suitable for R-bloggers

August 1, 2018
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Making Jekyll Blog Suitable for R-bloggers

According to the post add your blog, adding one’s blog to R-bloggers isn’t easy at all, especially for people who use R Markdown to write posts and use Jekyll to generate static web page on GitHub. Two reasons make it difficult: The feed you submit should ONLY be about R (e.g: with R code, or directly related to the R...

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My Notes on R Markdown

July 22, 2018
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I’ve used R Markdown to do lots of work, such as writing a book, doing homework on statistics and ecology, and making web pages. The above mentioned are all HTML output formats from R Markdown, but PDF output formats are also possible, such as this ...

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