Alison Hill

I studied psychology and quantitative methods, receiving my Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University (2008). For eight years, I was a professor and scientist at Oregon Health & Science University, where my research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and Autism Speaks. I have written numerous scientific journal articles and book chapters on autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. I have developed and delivered workshops, graduate-level courses, and curricula based on teaching R, the tidyverse, and literate programming. You can follow my current work for RStudio Education on GitHub .


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R Markdown Lesser-Known Tips & Tricks #1: Working in the RStudio IDE

November 22, 2021

In this series, we walk through lesser-known tips and tricks to help you work more effectively and efficiently in R Markdown. This first post focuses on working with R Markdown in the RStudio IDE.

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Announcing bookdown v0.23

August 18, 2021

The latest version of the **bookdown** package is now on CRAN. A highlight of the version 0.23 release is a new HTML book output format based on Bootstrap 4 called `bs4_book()`. This release also includes improved search, customizable 404 pages, and new project templates.

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New in knitr: Improved accessibility with image alt text

April 20, 2021

The latest version of the knitr package is now on CRAN. A highlight of the version 1.32 release is the ability to add alt text to figures produced by code chunks. Read on to learn more about how to improve the accessibility of your knitted HTML-based output.

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Latest news from the R Markdown family

April 15, 2021

Happy spring! In this post, we'll share the latest news from the R Markdown family of packages so that you know all you need to know to take advantage of the newest features. New releases include the rmarkdown and pagedown packages, among others.

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Announcing blogdown v1.0

January 18, 2021

The blogdown package is now on CRAN. Read on for highlights from the version 1.0 release, including smoother workflows, new checking functions to guide you into the pit of success, the ability to pin Hugo versions, better organization of content files via page bundles, and the new Markdown mode for R Markdown posts.

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Latest News from the R Markdown Family

December 21, 2020

An end-of-2020 round-up of all the latest news from the R Markdown family of packages so that you know all you need to know to take advantage of the newest features.

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(Re-)introducing Distill for R Markdown

December 7, 2020

We are proud to announce the latest release of the distill package is now on CRAN. This version contains a number of major upgrades including the introduction of themed articles and websites, search, and improved accessibility.

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Sharing on Short Notice: How to Get Your Materials Online With R Markdown

March 31, 2020

Educators create a lot of files for teaching- slides, exercises, solutions, assignments, data, figures - that all ultimately need to be shared with other people.