9 Brief Introduction to Rmarkdown

Rstudio has created an impressive eco-system for publishing with R. It has concentrated around two systems: Rmarkdown for creating documents that include both text and data analysis code, publishable in multiple formats, and shiny, a framework for creating interactive html applications that allow users to explore data analyses.

Rstudio has provided substantial tutorials and documentation for Rmarkdown: http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/

The tutorial included in that website is quite good: http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/lesson-1.html. In class we will go over some of the key points using the same Rmarkdown file as an example: