R Markdown FAQ

R Markdown is a file format for R code that makes it possible to create shareable documents that include not only code but also text.

What is R Markdown?

R Markdown is a file format for R code that makes it possible to create shareable documents that include not only code but also text. More information can be found at: https://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/lesson-1.html

How do I use an R Markdown file?

From within R Studio, open the R Markdown file (it usually has an .Rmd extension). The code appears in a standard RStudio window and a document can be generated using the render command. For more information, including exact directions, visit https://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/lesson-2.html

What types of documents can be created using an R Markdown file?

R Markdown files can be used to produce HTML documents, PDFs, or Word files. These files can then be shared or published online.

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