My Notes on R Markdown

July 22, 2018

(This article was first published on Yongfu's Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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 Beamer Slide and my term paper of the course on cultural anthropology.

Because of doing so much work with R Markdown, I write down some of the most common and useful features of R Markdown so I can look it up when I need to1. I also make it available to everyone by putting the document on my blog.


  1. Since it is intended for quick lookup, the document is very compact. That means you need to have some basic knowledge on R Markdown to be able to understand all of it. For more detailed documents for beginners, see the last section of this post.

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