Web Hosted R Syntax Highlighter

March 24, 2013

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

highlight uses simple jquery command to syntax highlight R code contained in any regular


For example, this chunk of code, from the datasets::cars help file.

require(stats); require(graphics)
plot(cars, xlab = "Speed (mph)", ylab = "Stopping distance (ft)",
     las = 1)
lines(lowess(cars$speed, cars$dist, f = 2/3, iter = 3), col = "red")
title(main = "cars data")
plot(cars, xlab = "Speed (mph)", ylab = "Stopping distance (ft)",
     las = 1, log = "xy")
title(main = "cars data (logarithmic scales)")

More details is given at highlight’s page on how to use it on your own page.

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