R Markdown is a framework for writing versatile, reproducible reports from R. With R Markdown, you write a simple plain text report and then render it to create polished output. You can:
Transform your file into a pdf, html, or Microsoft Word document—even a slideshow—at the click of a button.
Embed R code into your report. When you render the file, R will run the code and insert its results into your report. Use this feature to add graphs and tables to your report: if your data ever changes, you can update your figures by re-rendering the report.
Make interactive documents and slideshows. Your report becomes interactive when you embed Shiny code.
We are excited to announce real-time collaborative editing on RStudio Cloud. Users can join the same project, edit code, and immediately see each other’s changes.
In this series, we walk through lesser-known tips and tricks to help you work more effectively and efficiently in R Markdown. This third post focuses on features that save you time and trouble.